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I look tired all the time, can eyelid surgery help?

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I look tired all the time, can eyelid surgery help?

You might have heard of “resting angry face,” that phenomenon where a person looks angry all the time, even when they have a neutral expression; but have you heard of “resting tired face?” It can be frustrating to look tired all of the time, even if you just had a cup of coffee and 9 hours of sleep. Looking tired all the time can make you look much older, much more fatigued, and yes, even a lot crankier than you really are. Thankfully, procedures like eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are there to help with tired eyes, but what can it really do?

Upper Blepharoplasty

Do you feel like excess skin is covering the natural folds in your upper eyelids? Is there loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids and the sides? Do they look puffy all the time, no matter what you do or what you put on it? Tired and fatigued people tend to get puffy eyes because of muscle fatigue, inflammation, and for some unlucky people, excess sagging skin can make them look tired or upset no matter what. In that case, you might want upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, to help tighten that skin up.

Procedure In an upper blepharoplasty, excess skin and fat is removed via a small incision in the upper lid’s crease.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Signs of tiredness can also appear under the eyes; your lower lids can start to sag and form fine wrinkles, or you can start developing bags and dark circles—the hallmarks of exhaustion. Drooping lower lids can also reveal larger parts of the whites in your eyes that can give you a “bugged out” look. Thankfully, lower blepharoplasty can fix that.

Procedure The incision for the lower blepharoplasty is hidden by the lower eyelashes, so it’s not easily seen when it heals. Plastic surgeons also move fat by using electrocauterization to minimize bleeding and speed up recovery.

What Can Be Combined With Blepharoplasty?

Sometimes it’s not just tired eyes; it’s the combination of forehead creases and sagging eyebrows that can make it look like you just pulled an all-nighter. For maximum effect, a blepharoplasty can be easily combined with brow lift and forehead lift to completely rejuvenate the upper parts of the face. You know it better than anyone: looking tired all the time can be exhausting in itself. So if an eyelid surgery or a brow lift is in your future, be sure to go with a talented board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Munasifi at Advanced Plastic Surgery.  

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