The upper eyelids and brow communicate emotion to those around us. The lower eyelids communicate vigor and youthfulness. With age, as the brow descends onto the upper eyelid and the upper eyelid develops excess skin, an expression of anger or sadness can be perceived. Lower eyelid skin, muscle and fat changes often lead to a tired appearance. One of the most powerful surgical procedures to rejuvenate a face is to address the eyelids and brow.
Who is a candidate for eyelid surgery?
Men and women with excess upper eyelid skin, puffiness or drooping brows are candidates for upper eyelid blepharoplasty with or without a brow lift. Individuals seeking double eyelid surgery are also candidates.
Those with hollowing, dark circles, puffiness or folds of excess skin on the lower eyelids are lower eyelid surgery candidates. Eyelid muscle tone, eye position, and integrity of the eyelid tendons determine candidacy for lower eyelid surgery. Some lower eyelids are best served with volume replacement with fat grafting and non-surgical skin tightening to avoid eyelid deformities and chronic dry eye complications.