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Can an Eyelid Lift Give You More Refreshed-Looking Eyes?

Bags, sags, drooping, wrinkles, and dark circles around the eyes are all examples of age-related changes that occur to the skin. We can decide to accept these changes or do something about them. The skin on the eyelids is very delicate and thin. In fact, it’s the thinnest skin on the entire body, so it’s no surprise that it’s especially vulnerable to the effects of aging and environmental damage. In addition to age-related collagen loss, the constant squinting and blinking stretches the skin—and sun exposure causes further damage. The skin around the eyes gradually loses elasticity and begins to droop, creating a fuller, heavier appearance on one or both eyelids. This sagging skin gives people an older or more tired appearance. Considering these changes, have you been asking yourself, “Is an eyelid lift worth it?” Our New Jersey-based Burnett Plastic Surgery team can discuss this cosmetic surgery with you to decide whether a blepharoplasty or another cosmetic treatment will be most suitable for you to get a more awake, fresh appearance. 

Drooping eyelids are one of the clear giveaways of our age, so having surgery to correct them will give you a younger appearance. An eyelid lift may be best option for many patients, especially if the droopiness is caused by excess skin, fatty tissue deposits, or weakness of the muscles around the eyes. This surgery will tone and tighten the eyelids, improving their position to correct sagging or hooding of the eyelids. Dr. Carlos Burnett aims to provide the most natural-looking results possible. Patients of almost any age can be good candidates for the procedure, but it is ideal for those who are younger and have good skin elasticity. 

If you’re searching for non-surgical ways to rejuvenate the eye area, BOTOX® is a popular option to reduce wrinkles. This injectable muscle relaxer softens wrinkles around the eyes, such as frown lines, to give the patient a more relaxed appearance. This injectable won’t tighten sagging skin, but it will reduce wrinkles caused by expressions, aging, and sun damage. 

We can provide a comprehensive answer to the commonly asked question: “Is an eyelid lift worth it?” Contact our New Jersey-based Burnett Plastic Surgery to find out more about this procedure. Call us at 908.233.0200 or fill out a contact form request a consultation. 

Carlos Burnett