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Why You Should Get Blepharoplasty?

As you age, your once-bright eyes start looking tired and sunken. You can color your hair and tuck in your stomach, but some telltale signs will eventually give your age away. Take, for example, the skin around your eyes.

The thin and delicate skin around the eyes is some of the first areas of the face that show signs of aging. The fatty tissue that keeps your eyes looking plump and youthful starts to diminish, wrinkles begin to form, and those laugh lines around your mouth become permanent fixtures. The passage of time takes its toll on your look, but there are ways to fight back.

One of the most effective and safest ways to combat the aging signs on your face is blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. This popular cosmetic procedure can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, making you look more youthful and rested. It can also improve your vision if droopy eyelids interfere with your sightline.

WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves removing or repositioning excess skin and fat around the eyelids. The procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

During upper blepharoplasty, your surgeon will make an incision in the crease of your upper eyelid. Through this incision, any excess skin and fat will be removed. In some cases, the surgeon may also tighten the muscles around your eyelid to give it a more youthful appearance.

For lower blepharoplasty, the incision is usually made just below the lash line. This allows the surgeon to remove or reposition any excess skin, fat or tissue. The incision is generally well-hidden once it heals.

WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?

It’s always good to be well-prepared and informed before you opt for surgery, including knowing if you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Your surgeon will review your medical history and do a thorough eye examination to ensure that this cosmetic procedure is appropriate for you. 

In general, you should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the surgery results. You may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if:

  • You have droopy upper eyelids that obscure your vision or make you look tired.
  • Your lower eyelids are puffy or have excess skin, making your eyes look aged.
  • Your upper and lower eyelids are sagging, and you want a more youthful appearance.
  • You have bags under your eyes that don’t improve with creams or other treatments.
blepharoplasty procedure

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLEPHAROPLASTY?

In recent years, eyelid surgery has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. This minimally-invasive procedure is typically performed as outpatient surgery, meaning you can go home the same day. The recovery process following blepharoplasty is relatively short, with most patients reporting minimal swelling and bruising that subsides within a week or two. Best of all, blepharoplasty offers long-term results. Let’s discuss the six main benefits of eyelid surgery.

IMPROVES YOUR VISION

In addition to its cosmetic benefits, blepharoplasty can also help improve your vision. Droopy eyelids can sometimes block your line of sight, making it difficult to see clearly. This can be an important problem when driving, using a computer, or reading. And for those who suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, blepharoplasty can offer this much-needed sense of relief by easing tension around the eyes.

ACHIEVES A MORE YOUTHFUL LOOK

As people age, it’s not just the eyelids that start drooping. The skin around your mouth can also sag, and wrinkles can form on your forehead and around your eyes. All of these natural changes make you look older than you feel. Eyelift surgery helps rejuvenate your appearance by correcting droopy eyelids and baggy under-eye skin. The surgery also removes excess skin on the forehead, which helps smooth out wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance.

If you’re considering blepharoplasty, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more about the procedure’s benefits.

HELPS REGAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE

Confidence is important for your life, and when you don’t feel good about the way you look, your mental health and social life are negatively affected. Blepharoplasty can help you regain your confidence by improving how you look. The surgery can take years off your face, with the final result looking natural. So, no one will be able to say your actual age.

The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, and most patients can return home the same day. Recovery time varies based on the extent of the procedure, but most people can resume normal activities within a week or two.

YOU WON’T LOOK TIRED ALL THE TIME

Have you been told that you look tired, even when you’re well-rested? If droopy eyelids make you look sleepy or worn out, blepharoplasty can help. Tired-looking eyes come as a natural part of the aging process since the skin around the eyes becomes thinner and less elastic over time. This can affect your appearance, making you look older and more exhausted than you are.
tired eyes

CORRECTS LAXITY OF UPPER EYELID

The upper eyelid surgery covers the upper part of the eye. The skin of the eyelid is very thin and delicate, and over time it can become lax and saggy. When any of these muscles weaken, the eyelid may droop – a condition called ptosis. Ptosis can be congenital or acquired. It can be caused by trauma, inflammation, nerve damage, or paralysis. Ptosis can also be a sign of aging.

The safest and most efficient surgical procedure to correct ptosis is blepharoplasty. This cosmetic surgery aims to create a natural-looking eyelid that provides adequate eye coverage and does not interfere with vision.

EVENS OUT PUFFINESS AND UNDER-EYE BAGS

As you age, the fatty tissues below your eyes loosen and migrate to bulge downwards, resulting in under-eye bags. If you don’t get enough sleep, water retention can exacerbate the problem, which leads to puffiness. In some cases, bags under the eyes are caused by excess skin rather than fat. Blepharoplasty helps correct this problem by removing the excess skin and fat that cause puffiness and under-eye bags, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Eye Bags

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO A YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE WITH BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON DR. STAVROU

If you have been thinking about improving your appearance with cosmetic surgery, the first step is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Stavrou is a highly experienced and skilled plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Stavrou will take the time to listen to your concerns and evaluate your unique needs, in order to develop a tailored treatment plan. Whether you are interested in facial rejuvenationbody contouring, or breast enhancement, Dr. Stavrou will help you achieve natural results to look and feel your best.

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Contact us today to learn more about Dr. Stavrou and the European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS).

WRITTEN BY

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr Stavrou is a board-certified and highly experienced plastic surgeon in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, with a keen interest in informing patients about the latest updates on reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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