One of the first things a person sees is your eyes and, incidentally, this is also one of the first areas of the face that begins to exhibit signs of aging. However, you do not have to live with the sagging upper eyelids and under-eye bags that develop with age. Blepharoplasty is a relatively minor cosmetic procedure that can refresh a person’s face, providing a more youthful appearance and glow.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery that addresses the appearance of tired and droopy eyes by removing excess skin and pockets of fat from the upper and lower eyelids. It is also not uncommon for patients to combine this treatment with a brow lift to eliminate drooping eyebrows or dermal fillers to treat crow’s feet.
Blepharoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and functional purposes and many are often done on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia with sedation. Below are some of the many benefits this eyelid surgery can provide:
- Reduced fine lines: Although this is not the primary goal for most blepharoplasty patients, many who undergo this procedure will notice an improvement in this telltale sign of aging. By lifting the upper and lower eyelid, the number of lines that are typically seen around the outer corners and lower lid of the eye will significantly decrease. For those who wish to enhance these beneficial results, a skin rejuvenation treatment, such as a chemical peel, can provide additional smoothing.
- No more bags: Bags underneath the eyes can give anyone a fatigued appearance no matter how well-rested they are. A lower eyelid lift can help correct this problem by removing the excess skin and tissue below the eye. In some cases, this procedure might even be able to improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.
- Improved vision: Severe drooping of the upper eyelid can become much more than a cosmetic concern if it begins to impair a person’s line of vision. Removing the extra deposits of skin and tissue that cause this problem will not only give you a nice lift, but expand your line of sight as well. Without the brow muscles constantly working to raise the upper lids for improved vision, patients might even experience greater comfort in the forehead area.
- Refreshed appearance: Overall, this procedure can provide a refreshed appearance and can even enhance the shape and appearance of one’s eyes.
As with any cosmetic procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate. The presence of certain ophthalmic and medical conditions could possibly exclude a person from having blepharoplasty performed. Generally, ideal candidates for this procedure include those who have:
- Puffy upper eyelids
- Tired or droopy eyes
- Excess upper eyelid skin
Prospective patients should also be at least 18 years old. Typically, the ideal candidate is over 35, but if droopy or saggy eyelids are common in your family, it is possible that you might be a candidate at a younger age. Additionally, both men and women who are seeking a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance can reap the benefits of this procedure.
Blepharoplasty Surgery in Westfield
If you believe that you still appear to look tired despite getting plenty of rest, you might be a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery. At Burnett Plastic Surgery, our Westfield plastic surgeon has 20 years of experience in the field and can meet with you for a consultation to help decide if this procedure is appropriate for you and your aesthetic goals. Reach out to us today!
Contact us at (908) 524-0063 to schedule your initial consultation.