As we get older, our muscles tend to get weaker and our skin doesn’t have the same resiliency it once had. A common area for this to manifest is around our eyes. Heavy or droopy eyelids may make you appear older because your eyes appear more tired and the skin on your lids has become lax and begins to droop down. You might notice this while you’re putting on your makeup, or it might be something you notice when you see a picture of yourself.
Dr. Baker uses a surgical procedure called blepharoplasty which can be can be both functional and / or cosmetic. In functional blepharoplasty, excess skin and / or fat is removed to clear the visual axis. Cosmetic blepharoplasty takes this procedure a step further with meticulous sculpting of tissues and attention to aesthetic details to make your eyelids look their best. External incisions are made along the natural creases of your eyelids; on your upper lid crease or below your lower lash line, or on the inside surface of your lower eyelid. The procedure usually takes about 60 – 90 minutes, and we will use a local anesthetic with a mild sedative. If needed, Dr. Baker may trim or tighten your eyelid muscles.