Skin sagging occurs over time as people age. While the jawline and cheeks are often the first to sag, sagging eyelids can also develop and result in both functional and cosmetic problems. Thankfully, our Newport Beach office can treat droopy eyelids with simple eyelid surgery. Dr. Bailey can perform this procedure, offering exceptional results that can transform your outlook. Schedule your consultation to learn more today.
How Do Sagging Eyelids Occur?
Aging causes a decline in collagen and elastin production. The decline begins in our 30s and continues for the rest of our lives. Unfortunately, this process can’t be stopped, and our eyelids can become affected along with the rest of our faces. Sometimes the muscle that lifts the upper eyelid becomes stretched out also. No downtime procedures like Secret RF™ and EMFACE® can give improvement, but only surgery can offer dramatic and near-permanent results.
What Are the Signs?
Eyelid drooping varies from person to person. However, regardless of the degree of sagging, surgery is advised if you experience functional or aesthetic discomfort. If you have to repeatedly raise your eyebrows to lift the eyelid, tilt your head back to see from under the lid, or if you simply feel your eyes look smaller than they used to, eyelid surgery may be a good option.
Treatments for Sagging Eyelids
An eyelid surgery is performed under either local (injections to freeze the tissues) or general anesthesia as an outpatient. During this procedure, fat is redistributed, muscles are tightened, and excess skin is excised to create a tighter lid. Because we all lose fat in the eye socket as we age, Dr. Bailey rarely removed fat. Incisions are made to mask the scars under the lid fold, so none should be visible once the area heals.
A brow lift can also be performed to improve results and reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the brow. Like eyelid surgery, a brow lift is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Bailey will discuss both operations with you during your initial consultation.
Schedule Treatments for Sagging Eyelids in Orange County, CA
If eyelid sagging is causing you to feel unhappy or otherwise impairing your vision, we can help. Dr. Bailey performs eyelid and brow lift surgeries to gorgeous effect. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710.