Why you should consider an eyelid lift

The first signs of aging show on our face and usually around the eyes. Our eyes can make us appear tired, sad or older than we actually are. Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a surgery that reduces the signs of aging and restores a more youthful, alert appearance to the eyes. Read on to learn why you should consider looking into this popular surgery.

The procedure

During this popular surgical procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin, fat and muscle from the areas around the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Sagging, droopy skin on the upper eyelid can impair vision. And excess fat in the eyelids creates a puffy appearance on the eyes. On the lower eyelids, this surgery removes the bags under the eyes and improves the drooping of lower eyelids and wrinkles in the area.

The most common concerns with the eyelid area are the sagging, droopy skin of the upper eyelid that can impair vision, and excess fat that has accumulated in the eyelids, creating a puffy appearance. This surgery also addresses the bags that form under the eyes and improves the drooping of the lower eyelids and wrinkles under the eyes.

Upper and lower eyelid lift

Some patients will only need one eyelid surgery – on the upper eyelids or lower eyelids – but many will choose to undergo goth to take care of a multitude of problems. The lower eyelid surgery removes eye bags and smooths out wrinkles around the eyes. The upper eyelid lift removes fat deposits and excess skin.

Multiple benefits

Patients who undergo an eyelid lift will notice multiple benefits. The surgery improves the appearance of the eyes, which makes the rest of the face look more alert and refreshed. The other benefit is that eyelid surgery removes excess skin that droops over the eyes, improving vision. Many patients seek this surgery primarily for that reason.

Minimal to no scarring

One of the reasons why patients love this surgery’s results is the fact that the tiny incisions leave behind scars that are hidden. On the upper eyelid, the incision is made within the natural crease, so the remaining scar is barely visible. On the lower eyelid, the incision is made at or behind the lower eyelid so it is hidden as well.

Most people over the age of 40 can benefit from an eyelid lift, as the eyes age with years of exposure to the sun and the environment. If you’ve been thinking about having an eyelid lift, set up a consultation by calling Longwood Eye & LASIK Center today at (800) 676-5050.


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