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Do You Have Tired Eyes?
Do you get asked if youve had a good nights sleep, even when you have? If so, you have “tired eyes,” a condition most people over 30 know well. The American Society of Plastic Surgery offers the following advice.
More than any other facial feature, your eyes reveal the most about how you feel. When your eyes are bright and alert, you appear energized, well-rested, and in control. However, if you have lower-eyelid puffiness, dark circles or drooping upper lids, others may assume that you are fatigued, angry or unhappy.
If you believe that your eyes are making you look tired, sad or older than you feel, cosmetic eyelid surgery may be the right choice for you. Eyelid surgery can remove the excess fat and drooping skin of the upper eyelids, minimize bags under the eyes and tighten the lower eyelid skin. The result is a more alert and rested appearance.
Youll find basic information about eyelid surgery in this article. However, the best way to get complete answers to specific questions that relate to your needs is to have a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
puffy “bags” and, in some cases, dark circles.
Eyelid surgery needs to be approached with extra caution if you have any of the following medical conditions
thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism or Graves disease
lower eyelids that droop significantly and reveal the white beneath the iris (the eyes colored portion)
eye problems, such as dry eye, a detached retina or glaucoma
high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
Its important to let your plastic surgeon know if you have any of these problems.
A personal consultation is the
first step for every patient considering eyelid surgery. During this meeting, your plastic surgeon will assess your physical and emotional health and discuss your specific cosmetic goals for surgery.
You should arrive at the consultation prepared to provide complete information about
past and current medical conditions
medications you are taking, including herbal remedies and nutritional supplements
allergies, especially those that affect your eyes
As part of the consultation, your surgeon will assess the amount of excess fat and skin in your eyelid areas, the position of your eyebrows, and the condition of the muscles around your eyelids.
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