The Surprising Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

eyelid surgeryBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can be a life-changing procedure for many individuals. Whether your reasons for improving the shape of your eyelids are cosmetic or functional, here’s what you should know about how this procedure might benefit you.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Appear More Youthful and Refreshed

Collagen, a natural protein responsible for maintaining skin firmness, naturally decreases with age. When this occurs, the skin loses its ability to resist gravity and sags.

Ptosis, or drooping upper eyelids due to excess skin, affects everyone to some extent at some point in their lives, although some individuals have a hereditary predisposition to the condition. Alternatively, lower eyelids may accumulate excess fat, making your eyes seem rounder and vertically narrow.

Only upper or lower eyelid surgery can reliably and effectively remove extra skin or fat deposits around the eyes, rejuvenating your overall appearance.

Achieve a More Symmetrical Appearance

Sometimes, the skin around one eye may age faster than the other. This results in a look of asymmetry (unevenness) between your eyes. Eyelid surgery can effectively correct the problem, restoring balance to the rest of your face.

Improve Your Field of Vision

If your upper eyelids are drooping so much that they come into regular view, you might be able to benefit from eyelid surgery. Enhanced eyesight is a common result of functional blepharoplasty in patients with severe upper lid sagging or swelling.

Reduce the Development of Forehead Wrinkles

If your upper eyelids feel heavy and obscure your vision, you may have developed the habit of lifting your eyebrows. This habitual expression might age the skin on your forehead prematurely. After upper eyelid surgery, you may start to see better without having to raise your eyebrows, reducing the onset of wrinkles on your forehead.

Long-Term Results

The effects of upper eyelid surgery tend to endure between five and seven years. On the other hand, since the benefits of lower blepharoplasty stem mostly from the elimination of excess fat under the skin, they can be permanent.

Schedule a Consultation for Eyelid Surgery in Bellevue, WA

Dr. Kristin J. Tarbet is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in the Seattle and Bellevue region who has devoted over 30 years of her career to the fields of cosmetic, reconstructive, and ophthalmic facial plastic surgery. Dr. Tarbet’s extensive training and expertise in oculoplastic surgery have given her an in-depth understanding of the face, enabling her to focus only on the safest and most cutting-edge methods for treating her patients.

To see whether you would be a good fit for eyelid surgery in Bellevue, WA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tarbet today by calling (425) 455-2131.

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