Suppose you have extra, sagging skin on top of your eyelids or can’t hide the bags under your eyes anymore. In that case, you should think about Blepharoplasty. This procedure, also known as an eyelid lift, can help men and women.
Today, we’ll help you understand more about Blepharoplasty with us here at Cache Valley Facial Plastics. Check this post and discover how we can help!
Skin as You Age
As we get older, our eyelids start to sag. This is more than just a cosmetic problem; it could affect your vision and make it hard to do some things. Most of the time, an incision can be made on the upper eyelid to eliminate extra fat and tighten the skin.
And are you getting rid of the bags of fat and tissue under your eyes to make your face look softer and flatter? That’s also possible. Blepharoplasty has dramatic results that can help people look and feel younger.
But what are its benefits? And is it safe to try than other methods? Here’s what you need to know.
The word “blepharoplasty” comes from the Greek words “blepharon,” which means “eyelid,” and “plain,” which means “to shape.”
In 2018, more than 206 thousand blepharoplasties were done in the United States, making it one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. Still trying to convince? Check out this reason below.
Treating Both Lower & Upper Eyelids
Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to fix bags and wrinkled skin under the eyes and the upper eyelids that hang down. The face looks more natural and smooth when extra fat under the eyes is taken away.
Puffy eyes can make the area look darker and are often at least partly to blame for the look of dark circles. This dark look is also better when the shadows are gone.
Our experts work closely with patients to determine if an upper or lower eyelid lift, or sometimes both, will help them reach their aesthetic goals.
Say Goodbye To Scars
Men and women often say they don’t want eyelid lift surgery because they are worried about getting scars. But when a surgeon, an expert aesthetician with a lot of experience, makes an incision, it usually goes along the natural folds of the eyelid. This helps hide scars, which may fade over time and become invisible in the long run.
Any surgery comes with some risks. Most of the time, Blepharoplasty is thought to have very few chances. After the procedure, it’s common for patients to have temporary pain, bruising, and swelling around the eyes. You can usually be okay with cold compresses.
Other possible risks include infection, bleeding, a change in sensation, a bad reaction to the anesthesia, and a buildup of fluid or blood under the skin that may need to be removed.
Stay Awake During The Procedure
Mostly, all blepharoplasty procedures are done with anesthesia. Patients are not unconscious; instead, they are given a lot of medicine to make them feel comfortable, calm, and maybe even sleepy during their procedure.
Your doctors will ask simple questions that you will be able to answer. You may not remember much about it when you “wake up” after surgery. A benefit of IV Sedation Anesthesia is that patients tend to get better faster.
Longer & Effective Results
Most people notice a change in how their eyes look soon after their Blepharoplasty is done and the swelling has gone down. But it could take up to a year for the best results of the procedure to show.
Your eyelids will continue to get better slowly during that time. Even though some cosmetic procedures can lose their effects over time as the body returns to how it was before, this usually doesn’t happen after an eyelid lift.
Most patients experience long-lasting results. You can keep your good results with touch-up procedures, such as Botox injections in the area between your eyebrows to make your eyes look more alert and young.
Ideal To Work With Other Treatments
In the fight against the effects of aging, Blepharoplasty can be a powerful tool on its own for fighting the look of sagging, aging skin and restoring a more youthful look.
But when combined with other popular cosmetic procedures like a brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, or a facelift, the results can be excellent.
Also, Botox injections around the eyes can get rid of dynamic wrinkles caused by years of moving your face in the same way over and over again. This will make your blepharoplasty results even better.
During your consultation, our doctors can advise you on other procedures that can help your eyelid lift work better.
Can Help You See Better
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that can help you see better. Most cosmetic surgeries are done to make people look better, but Blepharoplasty can also help you see better.
When skin hangs over or around the eyes, it can make it harder to see things on the edges of your field of vision.
After Blepharoplasty, which can take up to two hours, most patients can return to work in about a week and do everything they normally do about ten days after the surgery. Makeup can usually hide any minor bruises that are still there.
Your Insurance Can Cover it!
Most medical insurance does not pay for cosmetic surgeries. Eyelid lift surgery, on the other hand, can be an exception to the rule.
When it is found that a patient’s vision is being affected by too much skin over the eyes, Blepharoplasty may be covered in whole or in part. Before surgery, you should make sure to talk to your insurance company.
Now that you know more about Blepharoplasty, you may wonder if you could benefit from it. Our Cache Valley Facial Plastics team can help you reverse signs of aging or improve your vision by removing sagging skin around your eyes.
Suppose you want to do either of these things, set up a consultation with us. Call our hotline at 435-753-7880. We also have other services like Brow lifts, Otoplasty, and Rhinoplasty. Make it your goal to look your best!