Aging can affect the eyes in various ways. From fine lines around the eyes to loose skin on the eyelids, causing them to sag and droop. These changes can affect your appearance and in some cases may even impact your ability to see. Or puffiness can develop beneath the eye which can tend to make you look tired and aged.
For a refreshed and youthful appearance, eye lift surgery is a popular option. The procedure can be tailored to the unique issues of each of patient, to create a rejuvenated look that is also natural. If you are searching for a surgery that will produce a dramatic improvement in your appearance, eyelid surgery might be the right choice for you.
WHAT IS EYE LIFT SURGERY?
Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eye lift or eyelid surgery removes excess fat and loose skin from the upper eyelid, lower lid or both lids. Displaced fat is responsible for the appearance of puffiness underneath the eye, while skin laxity leads to sagging of the upper eyelid. By removing small areas of fat and loose skin a smoother contour around the eye can be created, which can improve vision and turns back the clock on your appearance.
CANDIDATES FOR EYE LIFT SURGERY
Both men and women with any of the following concerns may see benefits from eyelid surgery:
Drooping upper eyelid that produces a sad, worried or tired appearance
Hooding of the upper lid that interferes with the line of vision
Fat deposits that reduce the upper lid crease and make it difficult to apply eye makeup
Drooping of the lower lid that exposes the white of the eye underneath the iris
Puffiness under the eye that creates a chronically tired look
OPTIONS IN EYE LIFT SURGERY
Eye lift surgery might involve the upper, lower or both lids, depending on the preference or needs and of the patient. In upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made within the natural crease of the lid to avoid visible scarring after the procedure. Through these incisions the excess skin and isolated deposits of fat are removed to create a more attractive contour, open the eye, and remove any obstructions in the line of vision.
Lower eyelid surgery will involve incisions along the lash line or inside the eye, where noticeable scarring will be minimal. These openings are used to carefully remove fat and loose skin to eliminate puffiness and create a smoother look on the lower lid. Subtle lines may also be reduced as the skin is tightened over this area.
HOW IT WORKS
Blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia. Treatment on just upper or lower eyelids takes just an hour. For those qwho require surgery on both the upper and lower lids the upper is done first and are allowed to heal for 4 weeks before the lower is done.
It could take a week or two weeks for bruising and swelling, common side effects after any surgery, to subside so that you feel comfortable going out in public. Eyelids may also return to their natural shape at this time, offering you a glimpse of the full results you might expect from this procedure.
Many patients return to work around 4 days after surgery however some prefer to take longer.
EXPECTATIONS FOR RESULTS
You will likely see your results once complete healing takes place, which usually takes two weeks or more. At that time, swelling and bruising will significantly dissipate, and you will be left with a more awake and rejuvenated appearance overall. While eye lift surgery won’t stop the aging process entirely, the positive outcomes of this procedure are very long-lasting.
We will advise you on skincare treatments that can help you enhance and maintain the results of your surgery. You might also find over time that nonsurgical procedures can effectively help you maintain your positive results without another time under anesthesia or another recovery period.
Eyelid surgery is a positive way to achieve dramatically rejuvenated results. To find out if you are a good candidate please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our clinic on 07 56361529. If necessary you can also request an online or Skype consultation if you don’t live locally or cannot make time for an in-person consultation.
Not interested in surgery at this time? Learn about our nonsurgical alternatives to smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance to the eyes overall. If you are looking for experience, expertise and an excellent track record of safety and results, the Eraze team might be the right option for you.