Eyelid Surgery for Droopy Eyelids
Posted on February 16, 2016 By: The Office of Birmingham Specialists
Tex Avery’s iconic character “Droopy” is an animated, anthropomorphic dog known for moving lethargically and speaking in a monotone voice. While he surprises us with his wit, strength, and comedic humor, his droopy appearance remains constant with his half-closed eyes, wrinkled forehead, and sagging jowls. However endearing you find Droopy’s character, his appearance is likely not one you’d like to emulate. If your aging eyes have begun to take on a similar droopy look, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery.
Correcting a Droopy, Sleepy Look
A droopy, sleepy look like Droopy’s is usually attributed to the appearance of the eyes due to the surrounding skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, and volume loss can all coalesce to form a tired, sad, and lethargic appearance. The way to correct this is through blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Eyelid surgery can reduce bags under the eyes, remove sagging skin and excess fat, eliminate wrinkles, and brighten the look of the eyes. During lower eyelid surgery, excess skin and loose tissues are removed or tightened, and puffiness and bags under the eyes are eliminated. By improving the appearance of your eyes with eyelid surgery, you will look less like Droopy and look more youthful, awake, and happy.
Correcting Vision Obstruction
Some people with droopy eyelids suffer from vision obstruction. When excess upper eyelid skin begins to sag, it can create a hood over the eyes that interferes with your line of sight. This can also cause irritation from the skin of the upper eyelids rubbing together as well as discomfort from continually straining to lift the forehead and brow muscles to be able to see better. Upper blepharoplasty can remove this excess skin to improve sightlines and proper vision function. You will not only appear more awake and rested, but you will also have a clearer line of sight while performing daily tasks and communicating with others.
Eyelid surgery can correct droopy eyelids and restore a more youthful and rested appearance. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty often see improvements in their self-image along with their improved line of sight and appearance. Schedule your consultation for eyelid surgery today with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Robert I. Oliver, Jr. or Dr. Jason M. Jack. Please call (205) 298-8660 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment today.