While plastic surgery used to be looked upon with some controversy, today it is commonplace. When it comes to plastic surgery procedures, people usually think of tummy tucks, nose surgery, breast augmentations, or liposuction. They often overlook eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty. But eyelid surgery can really make a difference in both the appearance of a person’s face, and sometimes, in their vision as well.
Why would you get eyelid surgery?
The skin around your eyes is some of the thinnest and most tender on the entire body. Because of this it is very prone to wrinkling and sagging. Do you wear makeup often? Both application and removal require touching that area. Do you rub your eyes? Even this tender tugging and pulling can cause the skin to wrinkle or stretch. And gravity plays a never-ending role.
Over time it is common for both your upper and lower eyelids to stretch and droop. This can be a result of age, or it can be genetically predisposed.
In extreme cases, this sagging skin can begin to block your vision. In this case, it is more than a cosmetic choice. Whether you simply want your peripheral sight back or your optometrist has recommended you receive blepharoplasty, you will be able to see a wider range after you eliminate the extra skin from your line of vision.
What will my results look like?
After blepharoplasty, your eyes will look less tired. Any excess skin or fat around the eyes will be removed and tightened. Once you have healed, usually puffiness below or above the eyes will be gone, as will the fine lines and wrinkles. If your eyes were sunken or hollowed, you can even opt for fat grafts to add fullness.
And if you’re worried about scarring, the incisions are tiny and are made along natural creases in the eyelid or on the inside of the eyelid itself, making them virtually invisible.