What can be done to wake up tired-looking eyes?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2021
If you have droopy eyelids that are making you look older and perhaps reducing your field of vision, a popular cosmetic surgery may be right for you. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can benefit many people as they reach middle age and beyond. Read on to learn more about this procedure and reasons why you should consider it.
What is eyelid surgery?
As we age, the eyelids stretch and the muscles that support them begin to weaken. Patients have baggy or droopy eyelids, excess skin on their upper eyelids that interfere with peripheral vision, excess skin on the lower eyelids and bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery consists of removing excess skin, muscle and fat from the eyelids to give you a more youthful, alert appearance.
Is surgery performed on upper and lower eyelids?
Eyelid surgery is often done on both the upper and lower eyelids for patients. While this is usually a cosmetic procedure, insurance may cover the upper eyelid surgery if it is correcting a condition that impairs your vision.
On the upper eyelids, the incision is made in the fold of the eyelid. Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed. On the lower lid, the incision is made ust below the lashes in the eyelid’s natural crease or inside the lower eyelid in some cases.
Can eyelid surgery be performed with other procedures?
Often, patients want to address multiple concerns at once. Eyelid surgery can be done with other procedures such as a brow lift, face lift or skin resurfacing.
Why is eyelid surgery so popular?
Eyelid surgery is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure because it has a fairly comfortable recovery and results that last for years to come. Bruising and swelling subside after 1-2 weeks, which is when patients start to wear makeup and go out in public again. It’s also popular because of the results achieved. Patients have a more rested and youthful appearance, which improves their self-confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery and whether it’s right for you, call 425-455-2131 to schedule a consultation today.
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