What You Need to Know About Blepharoplasty
- Posted on: Jan 17 2024
Having droopy eyelids is quite common, with about 13.7 percent of the population dealing with this condition. The eyelids are often the first signs of aging, as the eyelid skin is thin and delicate; as we lose collagen, the thin tissues around the eye are the first to show collagen loss. Eyelid sagging becomes more prevalent the older you get. In addition to the eyelid sagging, the eyebrows can also be involved, giving the eyes a hooded appearance. The good news is that a solution to this problem is a relatively quick and easy fix.
If you are bothered by sagging eyelids or brows, you can consider scheduling an appointment for a blepharoplasty evaluation. Not only can this procedure help you feel more confident and youthful, but it can also improve your eyesight. In this blog, you can learn the most important things about blepharoplasty so that you can make an informed decision.
What Is a Blepharoplasty?
Also referred to as eyelid surgery or “eye lift,” blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to correct droopy eyelids. During this procedure, our surgeons at Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa will remove the excess fat and skin in the upper and lower eyelid area, opening up your eyes and making you look more youthful.
The procedure can take up to two hours to complete, depending on whether you do upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. In about two months following surgery, most of the side effects should be resolved with the results only improving with time. The effects can last for years, depending on how far along you are in the aging process.
Why Get Blepharoplasty
There are several reasons why we recommend getting blepharoplasty, including the following:
1. Youthful Appearance
The older you get, the more your body stops producing as much collagen as it did before. Consequently, your skin starts sagging, including the eyelid area. With your eyelids starting to sag and droop, you can no longer say that you are a “young soul;” your eyes will betray you. By getting blepharoplasty, you take out the excess tissue and restore your youthful appearance.
2. Better Vision
One might think that a droopy eyelid is only a cosmetic issue, but it can also significantly impact your field of vision. The more your eyelids begin to droop, the harder it will be for you to see. This happens because the drooping eyelid restricts your vision, preventing you from seeing past the skin. Since eyelid surgery removes the excess skin, your eyesight should improve post-procedure.
3. Rested Appearance
When you are tired, you likely feel your eyelids drooping, as if you are struggling not to go to sleep. If the eyelids are naturally drooping, you will look tired all the time. By getting blepharoplasty, your eyes will no longer be partially closed, making you look refreshed and well-rested.
How to Improve Blepharoplasty Recovery
Blepharoplasty recovery is often fairly straightforward. You can expect some tenderness and swelling and/or bruising in the next couple of days, especially as your skin is starting to heal. You will have several follow up visits to check on your progress, including removal of sutures.
To improve your healing process, we recommend that you refrain from doing any strenuous exercise in the first two to three days. This can increase your blood pressure, making your bruising worse. Lay low for a couple of days and make sure to be gentle around the incisions while keeping the area clean.
The Bottom Line
Blepharoplasty can help you regain that youthful gaze, making you seem less tired. By scheduling a consultation, you can find out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. Contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa to make an appointment!
For more information about blepharoplasty, contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. We would gladly offer you all the information that you need for you to make an informed decision. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
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