As you age your skin naturally experiences a reduction in collagen production. This can affect the skin on your face and around your eyes in a few different ways. It most commonly results in sagging skin around the eyes, and eyelids that appear heavy. It’s also rather common for aging to cause small fatty deposits to form under the eyes. These bags under the eyes often remain, even after a significant amount of fat loss.
The cosmetic surgeons at Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa can address and correct all of these problems with an eyelift. This outpatient cosmetic procedure can address the droop in your eye lids while also removing excess fatty deposits from under your eyes.
Many people like to have an eyelift performed as part of a facelift procedure. This serves to address multiple areas of concern in one single session.
Since an eyelift requires deep sedation, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home, and help out until you get your legs back under you.
During the procedure the surgeon will make incisions that carefully follow the natural creases and contours of the skin around your eyes. This effectively decreases any noticeable scarring, once the skin has healed.
The surgeon will then make similar incisions around the lower eyelid to gain access to the fatty deposits under your eyes. Excess fat is removed and remaining fat is sculpted to improve the overall contours around the eye and lessen some of the noticeable lines.
A chemical or laser peel might also be recommended to reduce any natural discoloration in your lower eyelid.
If you have sagging skin, fatty bags under your eyes or drooping eyelids, you should call Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center and Medical Spa’s office in Utah County, Utah at 801-762-8989 to discuss an eyelift procedure.