What do your eyes say about you?
Your eyes are amazing. They’re protected by your eyelids, which function by muscles, like the Muller muscle or the Levator muscle.
However, saggy eyelids can be caused by trauma, or the aging process weakening these muscles even as early as women enter their 40s. These droopy eyelids can make it hard to see, and they also make you look many years older than your actual age.
Well, today I want to describe one of the best ways to fix droopy eyelids:
Going a little deeper, droopy eyelids are caused by the stretching of the muscles that hold your eyelid up. Take a look at the diagram below to see where these muscles are on your face:
Eyelid Anatomy: Source: emedicine.medscape.com
Fasanella is an example of one special form of eyelid surgery. During the surgery, your surgeon tightens the Muller’s Muscle (as seen on the diagram above) instead of the Levator muscle.
This is a quick and easy procedure that gives reliable results and often times is covered by your insurance.
What happens after the surgery?
Recovery from eyelid surgery isn’t so bad. During your recovery, you want to make sure you’re keeping your head at an elevated position. You also want to use ice packs to reduce swelling during your recovery.
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, then please click the link below to schedule an appointment below.