How Can a Blepharoplasty Help Rejuvenate My Eyes?
The natural aging process can lead to skin laxity and drooping on many areas of the face, including the eyelids. If you are bothered by drooping eyelids or puffy bags below your eyes, you may be able to benefit from eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty. Read on to learn more about this procedure and how it can benefit you.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to remove excess fat or skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Treatment options vary depending on your particular concern. It can be performed through an incision hidden within the natural crease of the upper eyelid (endoscopic blepharoplasty) or by removing a portion of the upper eyelid and repositioning the remaining tissue (traditional blepharoplasty).
However, Blepharoplasty isn’t appropriate for everyone. It’s essential to consider whether this procedure is proper for you carefully. You may want to consider blepharoplasty if you are over the age of thirty, particularly if you find yourself constantly having to apply makeup over tired-looking eyes. Your surgeon will talk with you about whether you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty. They’ll review your medical history, answer your questions, and help you decide if blepharoplasty is right for you.
How can blepharoplasty help rejuvenate my eyes?
Eliminates Excess Fat
Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids that cause a sleepy or aged look. Excess skin on the upper lids can cause hooding of the lids, making a person look tired, older, and sad. By eliminating this skin, patients can enjoy a more youthful appearance.
Some individuals may experience puffiness under their lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can eliminate these excess pockets of fat to help achieve a more “awake” and youthful appearance.
Eliminates Skin Folds
This operation corrects folded skin on the upper and lower lids. Excess skin folds can hinder your line of sight, and also make you look much older than you feel. By eliminating these skin folds, patients can enjoy a refreshed look.
Are you interested in learning more about eyelid surgery and if you are a good candidate? If so, book and schedule a consultation with the doctors at Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, MI. During this consultation, one of our plastic surgeons can show you before and after photos of actual patients and explain the results that could be achieved.