Droopy eyelids can be more than just a cosmetic problem for men and women in Tampa.  Droopy eyelids are caused when the muscles and skin that elevate the eyelid become weak, thin or stretched.   This leaves the eyelid in a half-mast position which makes you look sleepy and angry all the time.   This condition can be congenital, but sagging eyelids are more commonly associated with the aging process.

What causes Droopy Eyelids?

Most often, it is the combination of gravity and aging that causes the eyelids to sag.  As we add on the years, we lose collagen and elastin in the skin tissue.  This means that as we get older, we do not have the same springy tissue of youth that pops our eyelids back into place after each blink or wink.   The tender tissue of the eyelids is often hit first by aging because the skin is so delicate and subject to much motion.

The droopy eyelids can begin to cover either one of your eyes or both of your eyes to the point where it obscures your vision.  The aging process affects everyone differently; some will see the damage in the top lids only, while some will suffer from bags under their eyes.  These symptoms can make you look older or more tired, and can also give you a more severe appearance.   You may even find yourself tilting your head back a bit to see more clearly which can contribute to a stiff neck or eye strain.

How to Fix Droopy Eyelids?

If your eyelids are sagging as a result of the aging process, then there is a solution to resolve the problem and enhance your appearance.  Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that can remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids.  This procedure can be done by a well-qualified facial plastic surgeon to tighten up the eyelids to allow you to look younger and more alert.  In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano has performed many eyelid surgeries to help improve appearance as well as to allow for clear vision.

According to Dr. Dominic, upper eyelid surgery can be an extremely beneficial surgery in terms of providing relief from cloudy vision caused by droopy upper eyelids.  Upper blepharoplasty is done using a very small incision along the natural fold of the eyelid to remove any extra fat tissue and to excise stretched skin tissue.  The surgeon will tighten up the upper eyelids leaving a virtually unnoticeable scar.  Once completed, the patient will be able to fully open their eyes and will also look years younger following the surgery.  If your lower lids are sagging, a lower blepharoplasty can reduce the bags under the eyes and restore the vitality of youth.  Lower lid skin resurfacing along with the lower bleph procedure will give the best results for youthful eyes.  The results can make the patient feel far younger and more confident once the eye area has been rejuvenated.

Where to go to Fix Droopy Eyelids?

Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that should only be performed by a well-qualified plastic surgeon with many years of experience.  The surgery is safe so long as it is done in an accredited medical facility.  The recovery period can range from a week to 10 days to before you can return to normal activities.  If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery and want to find out if this procedure is right for you, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary appointment.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com

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