Analysis of Upper Eyelids
Aging of upper eyelids occurs with surrounding changes
"Well, the last time I had a picture taken I could hardly see my eyes because of the weight of heavy eyelid. Then I paid attention to how I was actually using my eyes and I really noticed when I was looking at anything especially the computer I was straining my forehead to see better. Since I have had it done I no longer have to lift the forehead and tilt my head to see. It is amazing! I love..." D. Rock 63 Yrs Old with Fat Droopy Eyes - Salt Lake City, UT
how do Upper eyelids age?
Upper eyelids are complex structures, the aging of which is related to changes of the skin as well as deeper structures. Furthermore, they are secondarily affected by the position and aging of the forehead and the brows. If that is not enough, not only the height, but also the curve, the eyelash position, the skin crease, the tarsal platform and the sub-brow fullness are all important and change with age. To that end, it is vital, if one is to avoid unintended consequences, to analyze carefully and plan accurately. With upper and lower eyelids, there is no substitute for a punctilious approach to detail and planning. Experience with different ages, sexes and races is vital to ensure one does not change the appearance untowardly. A substantial portion of our practice is seeing patients for second, third and fourth opinions after surgery performed elsewhere: it is always more difficult to put things right than to get them right the first time.
Contrary to popular belief, upper eyelids don't always accumulate fat and become fuller. As seen in these photographs taken 50 years apart, we often get loss or recession of upper eyelid fat AND loss of the brow fat pad. Therefore assessment of these structures need to be accurate so as not to age the eyelids further. We often "refill" upper eyelids to give them a more youthful look and almost always augment brows with fat to recreate the fullness of days gone by...
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