Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a form of cosmetic surgery that alters the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids and in some cases, both. The aim of the procedure is to improve the appearance of the area around the eyes by getting rid of sagging skin or bags under the eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery
People get upper eyelid surgery for a number of reasons. One of the most common is to get rid of excess fatty deposits which create a puffiness in the upper eyelid. People who also have sagging skin around the eye, which can also impact on their vision, find this form of cosmetic surgery effective.
Lower eyelid surgery
Lower eyelid surgery or lower eyelid blepharoplasty, gets rid of the droopiness often seen on the lower eyelids. Not only does it get rid of droopiness but it also removes excess skin and wrinkles from the lower eyelid area.
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The long term benefits of blepharoplasty
- As long as you have healthy facial tissue and muscles and you are over the age of 18, you are eligible for blepharoplasty - as long as you do not have an illness or medical condition that prevents you from having surgery.
- Once surgery has been completed, patients have lighter eyelids due to the removal of excess skin and fat.
- Eyes become more youthful, and no longer appear tired.
- While some people may only have blepharoplasty on their lower or upper eyelid, it is also common for people to have blepharoplasty on both the upper and lower eyelid.
As the swelling post-surgery will begin to fade, patients notice a big difference in their appearance. The results of the surgery will be noticeable within just a few weeks.
Finding the right surgeon
It is important to find a cosmetic surgeon that has significant experience with blepharoplasty. You may want to start your search by talking to your doctor, or going online to look for a suitable surgeon near you. On your first consultation with your surgeon, talk to them about their experience and their training.
Being upfront and honest with your surgeon about what you want to achieve will ensure you will get an honest opinion about what they will be able to do for you, and what you can expect post-surgery.
If you want to reduce puffiness, wrinkles and bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty might be right for you. Talk to a certified cosmetic surgeon to find out more and to discuss blepharoplasty surgery options.