What's an Ideal Upper Eyelid Crease?
Where is your lid crease? The upper eyelid crease position has a lot to do with youthful, energetic eyes. Someone said that our eyes are the windows to our soul. Certainly they are the windows to our personality. They should communicate our attitude and happiness. Or do they? If our upper lids are heavy and wrinkled, or the crease is too low, our eyes don't communicate the energy, enthusiasm, happiness and youth that we feel inside. A low crease can make us look sad, tired, and old.
The upper eyelid should be smooth and tight with minimal wrinkles. There should be a tight crease in the skin about 1/8 inch or more above the edge of the lid. The crease creates detail, energy and youth that is lost if the crease is too low. Other than this crease, there should be almost no prominent wrinkles in the skin.
Before treatment: Low crease,
loose skin and partially closed eyes.
After treatment: Ideal crease,
tight skin and more open eyes.
Wrinkled, loose skin pushes the crease too low, and puts more weight on the upper lids causing them to sag and partially close the eyes. This makes us look tired and sleepy, even when we are energetic. This is not a good look! Makeup cannot cover the problem. The crease may get too high if fat is lost in the upper lid, making the eyes can look hollow and old.
Look in the mirror. Do your lids look tight and youthful? If not, your lids can be easily rejuvenated. Excess skin can easily be removed from the upper lids, and the crease can be moved up to a youthful height. Or fat can be added to the upper lid hollow to lower the crease. The surgery takes less than one hour and requires only a short recovery. You will love your bright energetic, youthful eyes.
For more information see the section on Upper Blepharoplasty and visit our photo gallery for additional photos.
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