Am I A Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
Typically, the very first signs of aging are most evident around the eyes. The skin surrounding the eye is thin and delicate, so it is more susceptible to wrinkling, bagging or developing pockets of fat. Over the course of someone’s life, the eyes are exposed to all kinds of elements that when compounded, take a toll on the appearance and function of the surrounding skin. Many people entering into their forties and fifties have had enough of the baggy eye look, the droopy upper lid skin, and the morning bags beneath the eyes. For many, even the most expensive night cream wasn’t successful in eradicating the “tired eye” look and the ensuing signs of aging. That’s when most people become interested in eyelid Surgery procedures.
So, how can I know if I qualify for such a procedure? There are a few top reasons why people decide to undergo eyelid treatments.
Depending on your genetics, aging around the eye area can be seen as early as the late twenties or earlier thirties if there has been significant exposure to the sun. Quite a lot of people with “hooded” eyes start to see their upper eyelid skin sag as early as their late twenties, with it worsening year after year. In some extreme cases, this folding of the upper eyelid skin can actually impair the person’s vision and cause irritation and discomfort. This happening occurs in both men and women so it’s not as much a gender-based treatment surgery as it is a genetic and situational surgery.
Genetics plays a large role in skin aging, in terms of skin elasticity, dark spots, and the unique form of skin folds that surround the eyes. People with lighter skin pigmentation typically show visible signs of aging faster than colored skin and tend to loose skin elasticity earlier on than darker skin tones. These factors play into whether your unique skin will age slowly, or more rapidly. Normal skin aging can result in the herniation of the fat under the eyes, which, in simple terms, means the fat pads under the eyes have loosened and begun to visibly sag under the skin. All of these factors lead people to undergo effective eyelid surgery.
Many people who have spent their entire lives under the sun are now experiencing thinning skin, under-eye wrinkles, discoloration, and sunspots. Those who have spent a lot of time outside and weren’t conscious about using sunscreen and sunglasses, unfortunately, do run the risk of developing thin skin that can tend to droop and wrinkle faster than normal. Also, long-term squinting is more common in those who live in sunny climates. This can result in the enlargement of the orbicular muscle around the eye and “crows feet” eye wrinkles.
A lot of patients receive this surgery to repair the thinning skin above the eye from years and years of sun exposure. While there are a plethora of night creams and masks that you can use to help tighten the skin, the most effective way to achieve long-lasting results is to receive eyelid surgery, and then begin a strict daily skin regimen in which you wear facial sunscreen, hats, and glasses every day for youthful skin and firmness.
The Treatment Experience
In Dr. Simoni’s practice, the emphasis is on rejuvenation through non-invasive techniques. Dr. Simoni prefers to perform an endoscopic brow lift rather than perform the upper blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). By simply raising the muscle, excess skin can be easily tightened without having to remove delicate and irreplaceable skin. You can do a simple test to demonstrate this by using your fingertips to manually elevate the eyebrows. Restoring a youthful brow can often correct upper lid redundancy without an upper blepharoplasty.
At Simoni Plastic Surgery, you’re in good hands. We provide top-quality work and offer helpful finance and payment options for all of our clients. Interested in speaking with one of our medical professionals or setting up a consultation to learn more about our available Eyelid treatments? Get in touch with us at Simoni Plastic Surgery, the best plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles! Don’t hesitate to start the conversation- we’re more than happy to begin the exciting transformation with you!