What is the Best Age to Get an Eyelid Lift?

There is no perfect age for an eyelid lift. You are a candidate for an eyelid lift if you have loose skin or need your upper or lower eyelid to look more rejuvenated. Bags under the eyes are also an indication for eyelid lift surgery and this can occur at any age.

A very common reason to consider an eyelid lift is loose, saggy skin. This occurs due to aging and sun damage. You may have loose skin on your upper or lower eyelids, or both. Some ethnic groups, especially Asians, may naturally have a slight excess of skin on the upper eyelids. To firm this loose skin, a surgical incision can be placed in the crease of the upper eyelid or under the lash line of the lower eyelid, or both, to cut loose skin and tighten the remaining loose skin.

Having bags under the lower eye is more common among younger patients who desire an eyelid lift. The bags under the eyelids are due to pseudo hernia, or insufficient skin and muscle tension, of the fat sacs of the lower eyelid. These very small pockets of fat, or loose lower eyelid  Best doctor for skin rejuvenation in Los Angeles
muscles and skin, or a combination of these factors, give you a tired look. This could cause bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Skin creams, skincare, and even laser treatment may not be enough to get rid of these eyelid bags and dark circles. Even if your lower eyelid skin is substantially tighter, you may still have loose bags and dark circles under your eyes, as these treatments cannot address muscle strengthening or excising small amounts of fat. To repair those areas, surgery may be required.

To remove only the small fat deposits, a surgical approach may be required from inside the lower eyelid, also known as the conjunctiva or pink portion of the eyelid. These fat deposits can also be removed from the outside, through an incision under the lower lash line.

To remove a portion of the muscle that is loose or to tighten the muscle and other eyelid structures under the skin, you will likely need a surgical incision from the outside of the eye, under the lash area of ​​the lower eyelid.

So, no matter what age you are: if you have loose skin, droopy eyes, dark eye bags, you may be a candidate for eyelid lift surgery.