Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?Posted on October 12, 2020
Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women, and for good reason. Your eyes are the focal point of your face, and drooping or puffy eyelids can make you look older and more tired than you feel. Sagging eyelids can even interfere with peripheral vision, narrowing your range of view. With surgery to lift and reshape the upper or lower eyelids, your eyes will look brighter, more alert, and more attractive.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, known medically as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper or lower eyelids, or both, to correct sagging and reduce puffiness. The procedure is relatively fast when compared with other cosmetic surgeries. It involves little discomfort, and the improvements often last for decades.
How to Know If You Could Benefit from Eyelid Surgery
There are many possible reasons for drooping eyelids, including genetics, sun damage, and the effects of aging.
As you age, the skin on your eyelids stretches, and the muscles weaken. Fat can also accumulate in the eyelids. Drooping or fatty eyelids can also be a natural trait, appearing at a young age. Prolonged sun exposure can lead to loosened skin on the eyelids and elsewhere on the face, a form of premature aging. Loose skin, weak muscles, and excess fat in the upper eyelids give them an aging, tired, unhealthy look. Excess fat in the lower eyelids creates permanent bags under the eyes, no matter how much sleep you get or how rested you feel.
Besides making you look older and more tired than you feel, drooping upper eyelids can interfere with vision, blocking the upper and outer parts of your field of view. Lax upper eyelid skin can also make it difficult to apply mascara.
When you look in the mirror, ask yourself these questions:
- Do your eyes look as young, bright, and alert as you feel? Or do the effects of loosening skin and excess fat in your eyelids give your face a tired look?
- Do your eyes look as young as you would like them to?
If the answer is “yes,” you might benefit from eyelid surgery.
Sagging, heavy eyebrows can also cause your face to look tired and can convey an unhappy look even when you feel fresh and happy. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can tell you if the tired look in your eyes can best be corrected with eyelid surgery or a brow lift, or possibly a combination of both procedures.
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Dr. David Kim and Dr. Eugene Kim of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery have developed an impeccable reputation for stunning, natural-looking cosmetic treatment and plastic surgery results. Their reputation has attracted patients from all over the world. Contact our practice today at (310) 746-5475 or send an online request to schedule a consultation.