One of the areas of the face that changes the most as we age is the skin around our eyes. In the most extreme cases, excess skin on the upper eyelid or brow area can even cause the eyes to no longer be in a fully open position. Of course, more common is the sagging of the upper and lower eyelids and creases. In any case, this can cause the appearance of being sleepy or down and as we all know, how we look oftentimes directly effects how we feel.
You could be a good candidate for Blepharoplasty- the big, long, technical term for Eyelid Surgery- if you are in good health, have heavy or dropping eyelids, bags under your eyes, and have a realistic goal. These conditions should be discussed between you and your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon of choice. Once you have found your Surgeon and scheduled your procedure, you should expect it to take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours with a complete recovery time of up to 10 days.