Tired of Looking Tired? Consider Eyelid Surgery


The aging process takes its toll your facial appearance, especially around the eyes. The collagen and elastin content of skin diminishes over time, and gravity constantly pulls on the skin. This combination leads to loosening and drooping of the eyelid skin, and it creates lines and wrinkles. The skin around the eyes is relatively thin and especially susceptible to signs of the aging process. You may notice bags under the eyes, loosened skin of the upper eyelid that drops over the eyes, or puffiness in the eyelids and around the eyes caused by excess fat deposits.

These changes can cause you to look tired, and no amount of rest can reverse them. If you suffer from looking tired all the time, even when you are well-rested, eyelid surgery may be a perfect, quick solution. This blog discusses how eyelid surgery can revitalize your eyes and erase years from your face, leaving you looking refreshed and well-rested.

Blepharoplasty, or eye lift surgery, can create an energized appearance

A blepharoplasty can be performed to address the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both.  During this procedure, excess skin is removed through an incision in the crease of the eyelid, minimizing the visibility of any scars. This procedure can effectively address sagging and puffiness of the eyelids that can cause you to look exhausted.  A blepharoplasty can brighten and “wake-up” your face, which can help you appear both refreshed and more youthful.

A small incision in a precise location allows your surgeon to remove the excess skin and fat in the eyelids to create a smooth, natural-looking appearance without making your eyelids appear too tight. This procedure is often performed in our clinical office with local anesthesia, but sometimes it is more comfortable to undergo blepharoplasty in a surgical center. You will be able to go home on the same day as your procedure, but you will need someone to drive you. After your surgery, you will see major changes to your eyes right away, but it will take some time for swelling to subside and healing to occur so that you can see the final results of your procedure.

A brow lift enlivens the entire upper face

For patients with severe signs of aging, a brow lift can address more of the upper face to reverse a tired look. Because the support of the brow weakens over time, the brow tends to sag with age. This sagging worsens any underlying eyelid aging. The youthful position of the brow can be restored by a browlift. Using a variety of techniques, the forehead skin and brows can be lifted and secured back into their youthful position. This procedure can also help reduce wrinkles that have formed across the forehead. The skin that hangs into the upper eyes as a result of a collapsing brow is also tightened. When performed, a browlift creates a natural-looking, rested appearance.

Every patient is different; the structural causes of tired eyes can vary among individuals. Combining a brow lift with blepharoplasties of the upper and lower eyelids can be an effective way of enhancing your entire facial appearance.

If you are tired of looking tired all the time, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Using advanced surgical techniques, our highly-skilled surgeons help you appear more alert and awake in a matter of an hour or two. Contact us or call 860.676.2473 to discover if eyelid surgery can help you to appear more youthful and rested.