Do you feel your eyelids are usually droopy and saggy, portraying a tired look? You may be a candidate for Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty or cosmetic eyelid surgery can help you treat upper eyelids with excess, drooping skin, or eyes that look tired due to puffiness or bags.
What causes the problem?
Puffiness or swelling about the eyelids is produced by any one or more of three possible factors:
Weakened eyelid muscles (the orbicularis muscles)
Excessive fatty deposits about the eyeball produce bulges or bagginess
Excessive fluid accumulation about the eyes
Eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure –
To give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you feel relaxed and pleased
To improve the symmetry of the eyes
To increase confidence and self-esteem
To restore the originality of the eyelids
To create a natural-appearing and attractive eyelids
Blepharoplasty before and after
Photographs are usually taken before and after surgery to plan the procedure and record your results. While examining blepharoplasty before and after photos, look for pictures of patients whose “before” photo resembles your current eyelid appearance and see if the “after” photo matches your idea of a positive surgical outcome.
How will you look?
After eyelid surgery, the usual comments you can expect are that “you look wonderful” or “have you been on a holiday?” Your eyes will look fresh and with a smoother improved eyelid contour, you will be better able to keep your eyes.
Everyone should look more alert and youthful. Cosmetic surgery performed in patients with realistic expectations can do wonders for self esteem and for self confidence.
Timing of Eyelid surgery
There is no particular age that is considered best for eyelid surgery. However, the best candidates for eyelid surgery are those who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic about their expectations. Most are in their mid-thirties or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
Preparing for Eyelid surgery
When you and your surgeon have the same expectations before eyelid surgery it makes the process less nerve-racking, and helps the surgeon know exactly what you are wanting out of the procedure.
Quality care with a professional eyelid surgeon
Taking time to think over the procedure, working with your eyelid surgeon will help you understand the nature of the problem as well as the most suitable options for treatment. Who knows, cosmetic eyelid surgery can turn out to be an opportunity to help you reconstruct the beauty that’s already there, underneath the bags and years of life.