The sensitive skin of the upper and lower eyelids is one of the first places in the body to exhibit the signs of aging. As these areas begin to wrinkle, droop, or sag, affected individuals begin to look older and less vibrant than they feel. Fortunately, patients don’t have to accept these changes as an inevitable part of the aging process — now, there’s eyelid surgery.
At Rios Center for Plastic Surgery, our eyelid surgeries are performed by Dr. Luis M. Rios, a Harvard-trained, double board-certified professional in the field of cosmetic and general surgery with years of experience. If you’d like more information about eyelid surgery or are interested in scheduling a consultation appointment to begin treatment, contact our office in Edinburg, Texas today.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
As the skin ages, it naturally begins to lose its elasticity, causing it to become more loose, thin, and wrinkle-prone. Because the skin of the eyelids is particularly thin and delicate, it is often one of the first areas of the body to exhibit these signs of aging. Over time, what may have started off as a small bit of loose skin on the upper or lower eyelid may turn into significant drooping that dramatically impacts your appearance.
Eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure used to correct many of the signs of aging that can develop in the eyelids over time, helping patients look more awake, focused, and vibrant. This treatment is used to address:
- Loose or sagging skin
- Bags underneath the eye
- Fatty deposits in the eyelids that appear as puffiness
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Excess skin and wrinkles on the lower eyelid
The length and downtime associated with each eyelid surgery vary depending on each patient’s unique treatment goals. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Rios will take your overall health into account along with the amount of loose skin and wrinkling in the eyelid area when assessing what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are over the age of 35, in good health, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. While eyelid surgery can correct a number of cosmetic imperfections of the upper and lower eyelid, it can not be used to improve the appearance of dark circles or crow’s feet.
Interested in learning more about the ways an eyelid surgery could benefit you? Contact Rios Center for Plastic Surgery today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!