Have you been told you look tired or angry? Or told you look older than you are? Or your saggy eyelids are affecting your vision? If you said yes to any of these questions, chances are you could benefit from eyelid surgery. As we age, our eyes are one of the first areas of our face that starts to show wear and tear. Loose, sagging eyelids and puffy bags are just two of the reasons why both men and women turn to eyelid surgery to improve their appearance. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
What is eyelid surgery?
Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery removes fatty deposits and loose, saggy skin around the eyelids as a result of aging and the environment. Underlying muscles are tightened. It can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is an option for younger patients who have thicker, more elastic skin. It only corrects the lower lids.
Are incisions hidden?
On the upper eyelids, incisions are made in the natural crease of the eyelid. On the lower eyelid, the incisions are made just below the lashes. Very fine suturing is done to close the incisions and minimize scarring. Scars may remain pink for up to six months after surgery but will fade into a subtle white line that’s easily hidden by the contour of the eyelid. That’s one of the reasons why this surgery is so popular among both men and women.
How long is surgery?
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that takes 1-3 hours on its own or longer if it’s being done with other procedures at the same time. Eyelid surgery is often performed on its own or done in conjunction with facelift surgery, lip enhancement or even a brow lift.
Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure because it offers exceptional results and a refreshed appearance without looking like you went under the knife. To learn more about eyelid surgery, schedule a complimentary consultation by calling 425-278-9233 today.