Many of the very first and most noticeable signs of facial aging occur at or around the eyes, particularly near the upper eyelids. As people grow older, the skin and muscles that surround the eyes tend to become droopy and lax. Moreover, fat deposits can begin accumulating just beneath the skin that lend to an aging, depressed, and all-around tired appearance. In some people, these changes can also obstruct normal vision. Fortunately, eyelid lift surgery or blepharoplasty offers a quick, simple solution to all of these unwanted changes.
The Cosmetic Benefits of Undergoing Eyelid Lift Surgery
Sagging skin around your eyes can make you look a lot older than you really are. Depending upon its location, it can also make you look sad, depressed, or even grumpy, even when you’re alert and happy. With eyelid lift surgery, you can regain the bright, focused, and confident look of your youth. These procedures tighten or remove loose and sagging skin, tighten and firm lax muscles at and around the eyes, and eliminate bulging pockets of fat beneath the skin. Best of all, they’re short and do not entail a tremendous amount of recovery time.
The Functional Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty can do far more than simply make you look more youthful and alert. In many instances, the benefits of this surgery are both cosmetic and functional. Loose and sagging skin at the eyes can actually impede good vision by physically blocking the line of sight. This is especially true at the corners of the eyes, where excess skin can diminish peripheral vision. If drooping eyelids or sagging skin around your eyes is making it difficult for you to see clearly, especially during focused activities, eyelid lift surgery could be right for you. In these instances, undergoing eyelid lift surgery could be essential for operating vehicles and other moving equipment reliably and safely.
What to Expect During and After Eyelid Lift Surgery
Blepharoplasty procedures are performed to alleviate the heaviness of excess weight above or at the eyelids, improve vision, and improve the overall appearance of the eyes. With a single, discreetly positioned incision, the doctor can excise loose and excess muscle and skin tissues. The area will be lifted up and pulled taut to create a wider and more alert-looking eye structure while still producing natural-looking results. This is an outpatient surgery. Following the procedure, very few aftereffects and after-care requirements are to be expected.
Pairing Blepharoplasty with Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Blepharoplasty can be safely used along with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Once facial aging becomes majorly apparent, most people have a variety of cosmetic issues that they would like to address. By creating needs-specific and multi-pronged treatment plans, and by timing them correctly, it becomes possible to utterly revitalize patients’ youthful good looks. As such, eyelid lift surgeries are frequently performed along with injectable cosmetics, skin resurfacing procedures, and more.
Given the vast range of treatment options currently available, scheduling a consultation at Restore SD Plastic Surgery is the absolute best way to determine which cosmetic procedure or combination of procedures is going to work best for you. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in San Diego!