Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. Most blepharoplasty procedures are performed to bring life back to the face. The eyes are an area surrounded by delicate skin. The upper and lower eyelids are more susceptible to the signs of aging because the skin here is so thin. The correction of upper eyelid sagging and lower eyelid puffiness, among other problems, can have a profound effect on appearance. In turn, blepharoplasty can significantly increase your self-confidence. If you have the wrong idea about this procedure, however, you may procrastinate far too long in getting back your youthful look. Here, we set the record straight.
Do you think that blepharoplasty is
- Only for older people? Guess again! Many of the people who seek eyelid rejuvenation are in their forties. Some people undergo surgery in their thirties to address the natural structure of their eyelids before the signs of aging occur.
- Only for cosmetic improvement? We would guess that the majority of blepharoplasty procedures are performed to improve appearance. However, some people need this surgery to correct severe tissue laxity that has allowed the skin to droop over the eyelashes and into the eyes.
- Going to leave noticeable scars? If you’ve seen images of people with ugly blepharoplasty scars, you’ve seen the exception. A board-certified plastic surgeon should show you the results they have achieved for other patients. They will discuss their training and experience and will tell you that blepharoplasty is performed through tiny incisions that, once healed, are only seen if you point them out to someone.
- Expensive? Blepharoplasty costs are determined by several factors, including the skill and location of a surgeon, anesthesia, and the nature of the procedure. Some patients correct only the upper eyelids, some correct both the upper and the lower. Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other procedures, such as a brow lift or facelift.
- Going to cause chronic dry eye? There are a few complications that could occur after blepharoplasty. Dry eye is one of them. A person may develop dry eyes if too much skin is removed from the upper eyelid. This is why it is so important to select a fully trained, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform this procedure. Not only that but a surgeon who can demonstrate that they have extensive experience performing blepharoplasty surgery.
- A comprehensive fix? As beneficial as blepharoplasty is, we don’t want to portray it as a fix for all concerns that affect the appearance of the eyes. Blepharoplasty focuses on the skin of the upper and lower eyelids. It does not lift a sagging brow and does not reduce crow’s feet or frown lines. These are easy problems to fix with an injectable wrinkle reducer.