Your eyes are often the first thing another person notices about you. Fortunately, Blepharoplasty (or "Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery") offers a treatment option that can leave patients looking and feeling more confident. Let's take a look at these 4 ways in which cosmetic eyelid surgery may benefit you:
1. Improved Appearance
Blepharoplasty eliminates the appearance of excess fat, skin, and muscle from the eyelids. This procedure can also correct the appearance of puffiness or bags under the eyes as well as excessive wrinkles on the lower lids, all of which can cause one to look older than they actually are.
2. Restored Vision
Although blepharoplasty is primarily a cosmetic procedure, it also has additional benefits. Many patients experience impaired vision, due to excess skin falling into their eyes. This not only dangerously hurts one's vision, but it can also be extremely uncomfortable. Blepharoplasty can help correct these issues, working to restore a patient's natural vision.
3. Almost No Scarring
Incisions are made along the eyelids, meaning they will be hidden in areas like the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes of the lower lids. Visible scarring is minimal with blepharoplasty, and stitches are removed within days. Patients may experience some minimal bruising and swelling following eyelid surgery, and it typically requires just a few days of recovery.
4. Can be Combined with Other Procedures
On its own, blepharoplasty does not correct common cosmetic issues like crow's feet, wrinkles, or dark circles under eyes. However, many patients opt to combine blepharoplasty with another procedure, such as a dermal fillers or BOTOX® Cosmetic. Complementary procedures can help patients more effectively achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
5. You've been thinking about it for awhile now
The only way to know if something is right for you is to meet with a doctor and have a consultation. Understanding what's available for your eyes, the procedure, cost, and benefits, will help you make the decision that's best for you.