Thousands of men and women have benefited from the aesthetic outcome of a blepharoplasty operation, otherwise known as eyelid surgery. This surgery aims to reduce the amount of excess skin around the eyes and can eliminate puffiness and bags that tend to form underneath the eyes. Much of this excess skin will happen as a result of the natural ageing process, since as the years go by, the body produces less collagen and elastin, which are substances responsible for helping to maintain a “tight” appearance in the skin. However, naturally some patients also have an excess of skin. This can sometimes even cause vision problems if the skin sags into the field of vision. Blepharoplasty is an incredibly common plastic surgery that aims to correct these issues and more.
How Do I Know if I’m a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you have an excess of skin above the eye that covers or obscures the fold in the upper eyelids, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. This excess skin can not only cause some degree of discomfort, it can also hang down so far that it obscures the vision. Since blepharoplasty removes excess skin, the vision problem can be reduced or eliminated entirely while also promoting a more youthful appearance.
Furthermore, blepharoplasty can reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags underneath the eyes. If the surface of your upper eye is either too small or has too many lines, wrinkles, and creases to properly or easily apply makeup, once again, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, which will smooth out the skin and make the application of makeup to this area of the eye substantially easier.
How Can Blepharoplasty Reduce Puffiness and Bags Under My Eyes?
A blepharoplasty procedure will reduce the amount of excess skin on and around the eyes, which in and of itself can reduce the appearance of bags and puffiness underneath the eyes. However, in many blepharoplasty procedures, the tissue will also be tightened and small pockets of fat may be removed, which can further reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles underneath the eyes. During your consultation with a plastic surgeon, well before you have the surgery, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic goals. The surgeon will subsequently let you know what you can potentially expect from a surgery and how the bags and/or puffiness will be reduced.
Will I Have Visible Scars?
In all likelihood, no. Because during a blepharoplasty procedure, the incisions necessary for the surgeon to gain access to the underlying anatomy of the eye area will be hidden, many patients find that the scars are not readily visible. The incisions necessary for blepharoplasty are quite small, and an experienced plastic surgeon will ensure that they’re always hidden within the natural creases of the eye itself.
How Do I Learn More?
To learn more about how you can reduce the amount of puffiness underneath your eyes, as well as the bags and dark circles that make you appear tired or “stressed out” even when you aren’t, the best thing you can do is schedule an appointment with a qualified plastic surgeon. During your initial consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions as they pertain to your unique anatomy. As everyone’s facial structure is different, no two blepharoplasty procedures are ever alike. If you’re in the Toronto area and would like to hear the opinion of an award-winning plastic surgeon, please feel warmly welcomed to contact the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson at (647) 343-0207 to speak to an experienced and respectful professional.