Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, corrects loose, sagging eyelids and can be done for medical and cosmetic reasons. Small incisions are made following the natural folds of the eyelids to produce a tighter, more youthful look with minimal scarring. An experienced surgeon will know how to reduce the sagging while leaving the eye with its natural physical and cultural features.
The benefits of blepharoplasty are many, and some are quite unexpected. Some of the positive effects are blepharoplasty are:
When the skin above the eyelid sags and droops far enough, it can actually impair your field of vision. Upper blepharoplasty corrects this by removing excess skin and reconstructing the upper eye area to look as natural and ethnically correct as possible.
Blepharoplasty can give the illusion of youth by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area, especially when combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift. Since the surgeon will remove excess skin and pull the surrounding skin tight to reshape the area, many lines and wrinkles will be stretched out in the process. Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin from below the lower eyelid. The reduction in the weight pulling down on the eye can actually make it appear wider and more youthful.
You might notice that you’re a little more outgoing after recovering from your blepharoplasty, and that’s no accident! Seeing your new, more youthful look in the mirror every morning will be a daily confidence boost that you’ll project to everyone you meet. Your mood will be lifted, and with that smile on your face, people will naturally gravitate to your positive vibes.
This benefit is still being researched, but there is some evidence to show that blepharoplasty that targets specific facial nerves can actually reduce or even eliminate migraines completely! The study that found this correlation was small, so more work needs to be done, but a migraine treatment that also takes 10 years off your face seems like a no-brainer.
Many cosmetic procedures only yield short-term results, requiring multiple visits per year to maintain the benefits. Since it’s an actual surgical procedure, blepharoplasty lasts much longer than most cosmetic procedures. The upper eyelid won’t need to be redone until 5-7 years have passed, and the lower lids will probably never need repeating.
If you’re experiencing vision impairment because of sagging eyelids, or are just dissatisfied with the appearance of your eye area, contact the experts here at the Eyelid Institute to discuss how blepharoplasty can improve both your visual health and self-image.