Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures you've never heard of, especially for men. A blepharoplasty repairs drooping lids by removing skin and fat around the eye area.
As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the supporting muscles weaken around them, causing drooping that can even impair eyesight and the ability to drive. This doesn't usually occur until after age 30, but in rare cases can affect patients older than 18.
The ideal blepharoplasty is incredibly unnoticeable, which is why before and after photos might not always look dramatic to the untrained eye. Oftentimes we believe in plastic surgery that results must be dramatic to be meaningful, but this isn't true. In reality, the best plastic surgery is undetectable. Even with subtle changes, eyelid surgery can have massive results on both vision, aging, and confidence.
Surgical rejuvenation is the process of bringing back our body and form to its original state. While aging is a natural process, many of our patients prefer the way they looked before their bodies shifted and changed over time. We believe that aging is both natural and a choice - and there is nothing wrong with wanting to maintain your appearance over time and investing in procedures that bring out your best self.
A blepharoplasty can be performed on the top or bottom lids. An upper blepharoplasty includes the removal of drooping skin around the eyelids, excess fat and restoring the muscles that open the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty can correct under-eye bags by repositioning the skin or removing it. This can also reveal more of the white space in the eyes, creating a fresh appearance.
Most patients experience very minimal pain and treat with ice for three days to reduce swelling. After that, warm compresses will help soothe. Bruising usually only lasts for two weeks, and you can return to a desk job after one week. With a reasonable recovery time, eyelid surgery is a great option for those who want to engage with the world as the freshest version themselves.
The collagen and muscles in our eyes begin to break down over time, which can even obstruct the visual field to the point that it is necessary to treat. Lower lids can respond the same way over time, as the tissues bulge and descend, making you appear fatigued when you are wide awake. A little refresher with eyelid surgery can make a huge difference in looking as energetic as you feel. Through aesthetics and surgical rejuvenation, our ultimate goal is to help you feel good about yourself, inside and out. There is no need to cling to youth, and there's also no reason to look older than you are. Ultimately, it's all up to you. Book a consultation today.
If you’re looking to take years off your appearance or regain that shapely fit physique, connect with one of our patient care specialists to learn more about our full range of surgical, medspa and wellness services.
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