Blepharoplasty is an anti-aging intervention of the face destined for patients who suffer from aging and droopy eyes. Thanks to blepharoplasty, it is now possible to get fresh and youthful-looking eyes.
Why do eyes age?
Signs of fatigue and sadness are noticeable for certain people just by looking at their eyes; the latter being described in droopiness and excess skin covering the eye area. This condition adds discomfort to the patient’s insecurity and stresses the need for cosmetic surgery.
Here are frequent causes of the condition:
• Aging: as we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under the eyes.
• Hereditary factors: genes play an important role in the aging process of the upper face.
• Overexposure to the sun: although the body is in need of sun, overexposure may be harmful to facial skin and may even accelerate the aging process.
Blepharoplasty: the surgical remedy for eye rejuvenation
Thanks to blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, it is now possible to reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. The intervention aims at remediating aging and fatigue signs around the eye area; without altering the natural expressions of the eyes or face.
There are two types of blepharoplasty, which can be conjoined or performed separately:
Upper-eyelid blepharoplasty: this intervention is performed on the upper eyelids. The surgeon will cut along the natural lines of the upper eyelids. Therefore, post-surgical scarring will be hardly noticeable.
Lower-eyelid blepharoplasty: during this intervention, under-eye pockets are removed as well as excess skin. The incision will be conjunctival incision; and therefore hardly noticeable.
Blepharoplasty is quite painless. It offers immediate and spectacular results once the eyes completely heal; which is after a month or so.