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Can Blepharoplasty Make Me Look Less Tired?

Although you may feel well-rested, your eyes can sometimes tell a different story. Drooping or hooded upper eyelids, dark circles, and bags under the eyes can all contribute to a tired, sad, or even angry aesthetic. These concerns can also make patients look older than they feel. Fortunately, there are techniques designed to address these aesthetic issues and restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Dr. Albert Cytryn is an experienced oculoplastic and facial plastic surgeon with an advanced understanding of both the cosmetic and structural components of the eyes. He customizes both upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures to help his patients look and feel their absolute best.

Many patients wonder what factors contribute to the appearance of “tired eyes.” Through a combination of age, genetics, and lifestyle habits, the skin, muscles, and connective tissues around the eyes can weaken, leading to a drooping or “hooding” effect that many people associate with exhaustion. The connective tissues that keep the skin and fat around the ocular region intact can also lose their strength over time. In addition to further skin sagging, this can cause the fat pads below the eyes to droop or bulge outwards, contributing to the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags.

Upper eyelid surgery is designed to address sagging skin, excess fat, as well as lines and wrinkles around the upper lids. Lower eyelid surgery, meanwhile, can address concerns such as under-eye puffiness, dark circles, displaced fat pockets, and droopy or wrinkled skin. These treatments can be performed either independently or together, depending on your unique needs. The end result should be a rejuvenated eyelid appearance that helps patients look more youthful and well-rested. For patients whose droopy eyelids are impairing their range of vision, Dr. Cytryn also offers ptosis repair surgery.

If you would like to learn more about blepharoplasty or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cytryn, please contact our office today,