Have you ever thought about how your eyes make you look? It is said that the eyes are windows into the soul. Your eyes can indicate if you are tired, happy, anxious, or experiencing a wide range of other emotions. Your eyes can also say something about you that is not true. As you get older, your eyes may make you look tired and worn out, even if you don’t feel that way. If you feel like this describes your situation, eyelid surgery may be able to help. We would like to tell you why this is an effective solution.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

This surgery is designed to remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. It is part of the normal aging process to experience loose and thin skin on the upper and lower eyelids. Some individuals actually have so much loose skin on their eyelids that their vision is blocked. So in addition to being a cosmetic concern, it is also a medical concern.

If you have loose skin under your eyes, it is likely that it makes you look very tired. In addition to loose skin, eyelid surgery can address pockets of unwanted fat that have collected around the eyelids. This is something that often happens under the eyes.

Muscles also become weak as a person ages. So this surgery is designed to tighten the muscles. Basically, the surgery is designed to refresh a person’s eyes and make them look more youthful.

While each case is different, there are basic techniques that are used to perform eyelid surgery. You may need to have both your upper and lower eyelids worked on in order to completely refresh your appearance.

Why Is This Surgery So Effective?

One of the first things that a person does when they notice the signs of aging around their eyes is to use topical cream. This is beneficial because it keeps the skin soft. It is also common for people to use minimally-invasive treatments to refresh and rejuvenate their skin. However, there will come a time when these treatments no longer provide the results a person is looking for.

This is why eyelid surgery is so effective. It actually removes the excess skin that is causing a person to look older and tired. It provides the long-lasting results when compared with non-invasive treatments. If you are interested in learning more, the educated staff at the office of Chase Lay, MD would be more than happy to help. We are conveniently located in San Jose, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!