If you look in the mirror and you barely recognize the person staring back at you, then welcome to the aging club. Aging is a normal part of life, but it can definitely weigh heavily on your self-esteem. If you have noticed in particular that the skin around your eyes is starting to look loose and that you always look tired, then it may be time for you to consider getting an eye lift. But what exactly is an eyelift and how can you tell if you’re a good candidate for one? Let’s take a closer look and see.
What’s an Eye Lift?
An eyelid lift is a surgery that’s designed to help patients get rid of excess skin on both the upper and lower eyelids. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Silverman will typically use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once it’s numb, he will then cut along the natural creases in the eyelids so that the incisions will be concealed. Once he has made the incisions, he will then remove excess fat and skin form the area to give you a more youthful look.
Why Get an Eye Lift?
There are several reasons both cosmetic and physical that you may want to consider getting an eye lift. Typically, we recommend that patients consider getting an eyelid lift when they have:
- Bagginess from lower eyelids
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids
- A hard time seeing because excess skin is in the way of their vision
An eyelid lift is a great way to help get rid of tired, sagging looking eyelids. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure and whether or not it’s the right thing for you, contact our Brighton or Newton offices today and call us at (617) 965-9500.