Well, if you can’t see, you should absolutely consider a Blepharoplasty! Commonly known as eyelid surgery, it was one of the top five most common procedures performed in 2009; according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It is designed to surgically improve and rejuvenate facial appearance by reforming the upper and/or lower eyelids. Surgery is required when there is excess skin around the upper eyelid and can be performed alone or combined with other procedures that rejuvenate the eyes. The incision for the upper eyelid is usually made along the eyelid crease and hidden to be as inconspicuous as possible after healing.
For the lower eyelid, the procedure is designed to remove excess skin beneath the eyes that results in a smoother, rejuvenated lower eyelid area. The skin around the eyes heals remarkably well, and the incisions are virtually imperceptible when full healing takes place. The precise amounts of skin and fat to be removed from each eyelid are measured to ensure a symmetrical result. As a way of comparison, the ideal eyelid has a defining fold. Lower eyelids are tightened during the procedure and removes hollowness under the eye. Primarily, it is the lower eyelid that begins to age first. The musculature and natural fat pockets of the upper eyelid can change with age, leading to an unsightly bulge. If the bulging becomes severe, the upper eyelid may even interfere with the peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery is appropriate for adult men and women who are healthy and have experienced one or more of the following conditions:
- Sagging skin that disturbs eye contours
- Excessive wrinkles and bags in the lower eyelids areas
- Drooping upper or lower lids that affect appearance or vision.
During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss all of the treatment and surgical options available to you. It is important to have a frank conversation with your doctor about the outcomes. It is also essential to discuss any medical conditions or medications you may be taking at the time. If your eyes are suffering from unsightly bags or wrinkles; or, worse, your vision is affected by drooping lids, a Blepharoplasty will not only help you look younger, but will also help you see.