If you are tired of looking tired and dealing with drooping eyelids, then you may be considering plastic surgery to turn back time and achieve a more youthful appearance. But how much do you know about eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty? Here are some of the many benefits and who would be a good candidate for this procedure.
- Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids, or both. The muscles and tissues of the eyelid are tightened and excess fat and skin removed.
- Many patients as young as their 30s seek the improvement in the appearance of their eyes. The skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face, which is why the eyes are the first to show the signs of damage. Eyelids begin to droop or bulge due to aging, sun damage, smoking, obesity and stretching.
- When the eyes look heavy and saggy, the overall face will look tired or angry. This can affect first impressions. Eyelid surgery immediately opens up the eyes and gives the patient a more rested, youthful appearance.
- For many patients, eyelid surgery will actually improve their vision since their upper eyelids have fallen onto their eyelashes. It also reduces strain in the forehead muscles caused by constantly having to lift the eyebrows to see.
- The beautiful part about eyelid surgery is that results are so subtle yet extraordinary. No one will know you had work done unless you tell them.
- The scarring from eyelid surgery is minimal, and incisions are designed to be hidden. During upper eyelid surgery, the incisions are made within the natural crease of the eyelid. In the lower eyelids, the incisions are made just below the lash line.
- The results from eyelid surgery are permanent. Even though the tissue around the eye area will continue to age, most patients will not need to have surgery repeated.
If you are interested to learn whether you are a candidate for eyelid surgery, call (917) 239-4746 for an appointment.