Eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, can offer patients a number of benefits ranging from aesthetic enhancements to the correction of vision problems. In some procedures and situations, it can even offer migraine relief. This is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world and has benefited thousands of Canadian men and women.
As everyone’s anatomy is unique, no two blepharoplasty procedures are ever conducted exactly the same. During your initial consultations with a plastic surgeon, you’ll be able to find out exactly how this common procedure can benefit you specifically, and you’ll also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered. For now, let’s examine some of the most common benefits of eyelid surgery.
Benefit #1: Eyelid Surgery Can Provide a More Youthful Appearance
Because the goal of eyelid surgery is to reduce the amount of excess skin on and near the eye, patients typically enjoy a more youthful appearance after the procedure. Additionally, bags and dark circles under the eye can be removed with blepharoplasty, which we’ll explore in more detail below.
Benefit #2: Eyelid Surgery Can Make You Look Less Tired
Blepharoplasty will reduce the amount of excess skin that contributes to bags and puffiness under the eyes, which can often lead to looking tired or “stressed” even when you aren’t. After the procedure, most patients will find that they now look more awake and refreshed. Many patients also choose to have eyelid surgery in addition to a browlift, which can further promote a youthful, refreshed appearance, as the eyebrows will be raised and the amount of lines, wrinkles, and creases visible in the forehead will be reduced or eliminated. Both procedures are typically performed at the same time to reduce the amount of downtime that a patient experiences afterwards.
Benefit #3: Double Eyelid Surgery Can Add a Fold to the Upper Eyelid
Double eyelid surgery, or Asian blepharoplasty, is intended to add a fold to the upper eyelid. Because roughly 50% of all Asian people naturally have this upper eyelid fold, many Asian patients would like to have it also. The addition of a fold can be an aesthetic enhancement as well as a functional one. Many Asian women find that applying makeup is substantially easier with an upper eyelid fold.
Benefit #4: Eyelid Surgery Can Reduce Migraines
In some cases, specially placed incisions can reduce the occurrence of migraines for some patients. These incisions are placed to prevent “trigger” nerves from causing migraines, and for many patients has led to not only a substantial reduction in the pain of a migraine, but the complete abatement of migraines overall.
Benefit #5: Eyelid Surgery Can Correct Vision Problems
Did you know that blepharoplasty isn’t just a cosmetic surgery for many patients? For those with upper eyelid skin that droops down into the field of vision, this common plastic surgery can correct vision problems associated with excess skin while also promoting a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
How to Learn More About Blepharoplasty
To learn more about blepharoplasty and how it might help you achieve your aesthetic goals, correct vision problems, and potentially even reduce migraine pain, the best thing you can do is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. If you’re in the Toronto area and would like to have the chance to work with an award’winning surgeon who has performed countless blepharoplasty procedures, contact the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson. By dialling (647) 343-0207, you’ll be able to speak to a polite and respectful professional who would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and to schedule an initial consultation for you.