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Treatment For Natural-Looking More Youthful Eyes

Eyes are one of the most important features of your appearance. Loose skin over or under your eyes can make you look tired, sad, not alert, and older than you are.

With age, eyelids can begin to droop and sag. In addition, the natural fat that surrounds the eye can begin to bulge, become heavy, weigh down on top of your eyelid, and impair your vision.

Living with loose and weak eyelids doesn't have to be a reality anymore

Fortunately, you can get help for your droopy, baggy eyes from Dr. Roxana Barad with Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Blepharoplasty can both cosmetically and functionally reverse the natural drooping process around the eyes.

Blepharoplasty is a procedure where skin, muscle and/or fat around the eyes is removed or repositioned, creating a tighter, more youthful look. Upper lid blepharoplasty is done by creating a small incision on the upper lid at the natural crease of the upper eyelid. The excess skin is identified and marked so the amount of skin to be removed is identified. Aside from excess skin removal, the procedure may involve adjusting muscle and fat in order to created a more youthful looking lid.

The bottom lid blepharoplasty may also involve removal of excess skin, by making a small incision right below the eyelashes. More frequently, the lower lid blepharoplasty is done from the inside of the lid where the bulging fat can be accessed without making a skin incision. Often, laser treatment to the eyelid skin can improve the tightness and tone of the skin.

It is best to schedule a consultation to determine the best approach for addressing baggy or droopy lids, as each individual’s needs are unique.

Causes of Baggy Eyelids

Heredity, age-related changes such as loss of skin elasticity and stretched skin due to allergies, sun damage, and smoking, all contribute to changes in the appearance of aged lids. Excess fat and skin, and lax muscles, all contribute to tired-looking, aged eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids, and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin above your eyes also can impair your vision.

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Pittsburgh

Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in Pittsburgh

Blepharoplasty of the upper lids is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. During the procedure, Dr. Barad makes incisions along the natural fold of the upper lid, so that as the incision heals, it becomes difficult or impossible to see, as the incision is hidden in the natural fold of the upper lid.

The procedure typically takes anywhere between one and two hours and is usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgery is done at our state-of-the-art surgical center and does not require a hospital stay.

After surgery, the eye area may be bruised and swollen from a few days to about two weeks. Cold compresses are used for the first 2 days, followed by warm compresses as needed afterwards. Sleeping with the head elevated is recommended until the swelling subsides. Mild analgesics such as Tylenol are rarely needed.

Dr. Barad and the team at the Aesthetic Skin & Laser Center review the procedure, pre-op and post-op concerns extensively with you during your consultation. Our goal is to provide you the look you desire as safely and painlessly as possible.

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