Aging isn’t so bad! Depending on what you see when you look in the mirror, you may strongly disagree with us. At first, when small lines and creases start to appear around the eyes or on the forehead, many people take it relatively easily. A few Botox injections can do the trick. However, lines and creases aren’t the only changes that occur around the eyes. For some, it is the looseness of the delicate skin that makes up the upper and lower eyelids that becomes problematic. In this instance, blepharoplasty may be the ticket to once again looking like oneself.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the surgical term for eyelid surgery. Most blepharoplasty procedures are done to improve the appearance of the face. Often, this is all that is needed to make the entire face look better, even when other signs of aging exist. Eyelid rejuvenation surgery doesn’t remove every fine line and wrinkle around the eyes. What it does is make the eyes appear more open and representative of youthful energy. It does so by precisely trimming excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids.
Is Blepharoplasty Right for You?
People seek blepharoplasty for varying degrees of cosmetic concern. This procedure may be right for you if you want long term results in the correction of:
- Sagging or heavy upper eyelids. The upper eyelids can sometimes start to look bulky as the skin weakens and starts to droop. This is because the small amount of fat on the upper eyelids is not held as well as it once was. Sagging upper eyelid skin often causes the natural crease of the eye to disappear. Sometimes, the skin touches or overruns the lash line. Upper blepharoplasty is performed through tiny incisions in the eye’s natural crease to carefully restore shape.
- Sagging or puffy lower eyelids. There are fat pads beneath the eyes that prevent a sunken appearance. When tissue that holds the fat pads in place becomes weak, these pads protrude and create undereye bags. For those with little fat beneath the eyes, loosening skin may become crepey-looking and may fold over a crease that develops along the tear troughs. Lower blepharoplasty is performed through discreet or hidden incisions. The procedure carefully trims excess skin to reveal a beautifully smooth transition from the upper cheek to the lower eyelid.