Why are the eyelids important in facial beauty ?
When looking at someone’s face, the eyes are the first thing to draw our attention. The eyelids encircle the eyes just like the frame of a painting. When the eyelids develop folds, wrinkles, swelling or sagging, the beauty of the eyes and the whole facial expression are altered, even if the eyes were beautiful to begin with.
What can be done to improve the appearance of the eyelids ?
For the upper eyelids, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) can treat hooded eyes or wrinkled eyelids by removing excess skin through a very discreet incision in the natural fold of the upper eyelid.
What about the lower eyelids ?
For the lower eyelids, the issue is often what is commonly called under eye bags, which is a fat deposit under the skin, in the lower eyelid area. Fat accumulation in this region results in a swollen appearance of the eyes and a tired looking face. The procedure is performed through the inner side of the low eyelid. If the lower eyelids are marked with folds and wrinkles, a chemical peel can help with skin rejuvenation. However, when wrinkles are prominent and skin sags in the lower eyelids, a specific lifting technique is necessary to tighten the skin and alleviate aging signs.
The procedure involves an incision in the eyelash line and removal of excess skin as well as tightening the eyelid muscle to restore the almond shape of the eye. Because the recovery is fairly short and scars resulting from the incision are virtually invisible, the eyelid lift is a popular facial rejuvenation surgery that face lift patients often choose to achieve superior results. If you’re considering this procedure to treat aging signs in your eyelid, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dr.Balti to know if you can truly benefit from it.