Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Will Eyelid Surgery Smooth Wrinkles?

As the old saying goes, the eyes are the windows to your soul, but if your eyelids are drooping, they can obscure your eyes’ sparkle and affect your confidence.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, a natural protein for skin support. The thin, delicate skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of aging, including loose upper eyelids and prominent undereye bags. An eyelid lift helps restore youthful eye appearance with smoother, more alert-looking eyes.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery helps reduce excess skin and fatty tissue on the upper or lower eyelids. This operation will rejuvenate eye appearance, making them appear wider and more alert.

Eyelid surgery resolves:

  • Sagging skin on the upper eyelid
  • Eyelid puffiness
  • Undereye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelids
  • Double eyelids

Restore Youthful Appearance With Eyelid Surgery

As your skin ages, it will lose its underlying structural support, leading to laxity in the upper eyelids or undereye puffiness. Combined with the loss of elastin for skin pliability, skin gets loose, and you may develop a tired, worn expression.

Upper eyelid surgery enriches eye appearance. It also may improve vision by lifting or eliminating sagging skin that obscures your eyesight and makes it challenging to read or drive. Lower eyelid surgery aims to remove lax skin, correct undereye puffiness, and smooth eyelid wrinkles, leaving you looking rested and refreshed.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

  • Decreased undereye bags
  • Reduced undereye puffiness
  • Softened wrinkles around the eyes
  • A more youthful, brighter eye appearance

Many of our patients opt to combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift to smooth forehead lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the upper third of your face.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

The first step to determine whether eyelid surgery is something to consider is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat. She will examine your facial anatomy during your consultation to determine if eyelid surgery is best suited for your cosmetic needs.

Overall, candidates for eyelid surgery are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have concerns about drooping upper and lower eyelids and the lack of a natural fold on the upper lid. You may also be looking to correct peripheral vision obscured by eyelid hooding. Finally, you should have reasonable expectations for the results this surgery can help you accomplish. Remember, the goal of plastic surgery is to make you look like a better version of yourself – not to transform you into a different person.

Choose Dr. Mussat for Eyelid Surgery

From consultation to recovery, patient commitment means compassion and outstanding health care from Dr. Florence Mussat. As a trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Mussat understands the challenges of her patients. With unsurpassed education, her dedication to outstanding patient care and exceptional results makes her the optimal choice for eyelid surgery in Chicago.

Get ready to partner with Chicago’s leading female plastic surgeon! Contact us today to learn more!