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Sagging Eyelids: Causes and Treatments

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Sagging Eyelids: Causes and Treatments

Sagging eyelids, wrinkles, fat bags around your eye will occur as part of the natural ageing process of the face. That’s why most patients who seek to restore freshness in the eye region undergo eyelid surgery in Sydney

Artiste Plastic Surgery shares the common causes of sagging eyelids and the treatment options available:

1. Genetic Traits

If one of your parents had saggy, droopy or hooded eyelids, the chances are that you will have it too. Your eyelids are likely to be one of those traits you can inherit. Hooded eyelids are attractive to a lot of people. However, as you age, skin loses its elasticity, making the upper eyelids sag. Excessive sagging of the upper eyelids can even lead to obstructed vision. 

Treatment: Artiste Plastic Surgery’s Open Eyes 

This is an Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty where excess skin is removed, and fat is repositioned, getting rid of sagging eyelids and providing a tighter and more naturally youthful look.

2. Skin Ageing

As you age, the skin loses the plumpness and elasticity around the eye area because of the lower production of collagen and elastin, typically leading to sagging skin under the eye or “bags” and fine lines or “crow’s feet”. 

The muscles beneath the skin also grow weaker as you get older, resulting in fat protruding through the thin skin and causing puffiness, particularly the lower eyelid. 

Treatment: Artiste Plastic Surgery’s Bright Eyes

This eyelid surgery procedure will remove excess fat and tighten tissue under the lower eyelid through a small incision. It will smooth the eye, eliminate wrinkles and fat bags, and improve the appearance of dark circles around the eye.

Some patients of blepharoplasty in Sydney undergo a combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery. Artiste Plastic Surgery’s Total Refresh eyelid surgery is an excellent option for patients to tighten and lift sagging eyelids, looking fresh and less tired. 

If you’re interested in eyelid surgery, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras will carefully assess your eyelids and perform the suitable eyelid surgery technique for you. Schedule an appointment today. 

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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