When Should I Consider an Upper Eyelid Lift?

Do people often ask if you’re exhausted even though you feel well-rested? Are your eyelids sagging and making you look older than you are? 

As you age, the delicate skin around your eyelids loses elasticity, leading to a tired, older appearance. The good news is that an upper eyelid lift can reverse the hands of time, leaving you looking revitalized and youthful. 

Keep reading to learn more about an upper eyelid lift and when you should consider the procedure!

What is an Upper Eyelid Lift?

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of drooping or sagging eyelids. Beyond aesthetics, an upper eyelid lift can also address functional concerns.

If your eyelids droop too low, they can interfere with the field of your vision. An upper eyelid lift involves removing excess skin and fat that cause your eyelids to be heavy and droop.

Some types of eyelid surgery can also help improve issues with eyelid muscle, restoring your eyelid to a more natural position.

When Should You Consider Having an Upper Eyelid Lift?

Here are reasons to consider an upper eyelid lift:

You Look Tired and Older

Are your upper eyelids droopy? Do your eyes constantly look tired even after having a good night’s sleep? 

As you grow older, your skin stops producing as much collagen and begins to lose elasticity. Collagen is the protein responsible for your skin’s youthful appearance.

Combined, aging and gravity can cause your upper eyelids to sag. Heavy upper eyelids can weigh down your entire appearance.

They can make you look tired or lethargic even when you really aren’t, which can also give you an aged appearance. An upper eyelid lift can reduce saggy eyelids, leaving them smoother and tighter so you can look just as young as you feel. 

Without all the extra skin, you’ll look like a rested, refreshed version of yourself. For upper eyelid surgery, it’s important to select an experienced surgeon who pays meticulous attention to detail and can create natural-looking results.

Your Vision is Limited

An upper eyelid lift can improve your vision, not just your looks. If you’ve realized that your vision isn’t as sharp as it used to be, severe sagging of your upper lids could be to blame.

Loose, upper eyelid skin hanging over your eyelashes can make it harder to see, especially in the outer and upper parts of your visual field. Droopy eyelids can limit how much you see when looking upward or out of the corners of your eyes.

Consequently, routine activities like reading and driving may become challenging. An upper eyelid lift can trim and tighten sagging eyelids, opening up your line of sight and improving vision.  

Your Eyes Have Lost Their Shine

When your pupils are covered by droopy eyelids, your eyes can look dull. The saggy skin can prevent light from getting to the iris, the colored part of your eyes, and this can make your eyes seem bleary.

An upper eyelid lift can get rid of the extra skin and open up your eyes, allowing light to reach your iris. In turn, this will brighten your eyes, reveal their hidden beauty, and make them appear noticeably bigger and more striking. 

People Frequently Ask You if You’re Feeling Okay

The eyes are impactful communication tools. Consciously or not, they can convey emotions. 

If you have hooded eyes, you may find that people around you keep asking whether you’re upset, sad, or angry, even when that’s not how you feel. People may also ask you if you are feeling well, or if you’re sick.

An upper eyelid lift can fix droopy eyes and significantly improve facial expressions. After the procedure, you’ll look more approachable, friendly, and engaged, helping you build better relationships with others.

You’ve Lost Your Eyelid Crease

Younger faces typically have a strong, pronounced crease. The crease distinguishes the eyelids from the skin above and the eyebrows. 

Over time, this crease becomes less prominent. As gravity takes its toll and the skin around your eyelids loses elasticity, the natural crease of your eyelids may become hidden under excess skin and fat. 

Not only can this make your eyes look older, but it may also become difficult to apply makeup. If your eyelid crease has disappeared, an upper eyelid lift can help redefine and enhance it. 

The procedure will remove loose skin and excess fat and pull your lids toward your forehead to reveal your crease. With a more defined eyelid crease, your eyes will look more attractive and youthful. 

Plus, it’ll be easier to apply makeup—no more smudges or applying too much.

You’re Feeling Less Confident

Even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, you may not be able to combat all the signs of aging, including sagging skin on your eyelids. Feeling dissatisfied with your appearance, especially because of a prominent facial feature like your eyes, can negatively impact your self-confidence.

An upper eyelid lift is a quick yet powerful procedure that can shave years off your appearance. By addressing signs of aging, such as droopy eyelids, an upper eyelid lift can help you feel more confident in your own skin,  drastically boosting your confidence.

Look Better, See Better with an Upper Eyelid Lift

Say goodbye to saggy, droopy eyelids and hello to a more refreshed and revitalized look with an upper eyelid lift. Dr. Roth, a dual board-certified oculoplastic surgeon at Eye Care Specialists, will customize your procedure to help you achieve the natural, youthful look you desire.

Are you tired of looking tired, being misunderstood, or poor vision? Schedule a consultation at Eye Care Specialists in Hazleton or Kingston, PA, today!