Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that’s intended to reduce the amount of excess skin both above and below the eyes and to tighten the skin that’s responsible for puffiness or bagginess. With this in mind, yes, eyelid surgery can absolutely give a patient a more youthful appearance. This is because the eyes will no longer appear to sag or droop, and the puffiness that can make you appear tired or “stressed out” will be reduced or removed entirely. Furthermore, scarring from this procedure is incredibly invisible, since a qualified plastic surgeon will ensure that the incision scars are hidden in the natural (and desired) creases in the eyelid, meaning that for most patients, the evidence of the procedure is not noticeable.
Should I Consider Having Blepharoplasty?
There is no “right time” to have blepharoplasty. It’s a procedure that can be conducted on persons of all ages based on their desires and the advice of their plastic surgeon. The only requirement for this surgery—and just about any elective surgery—is that you’re in good physical health. Furthermore, did you know that the benefits of blepharoplasty aren’t always primarily cosmetic in nature? Persons with eyelids that droop or hang too much will often find that this presents a problem with their vision, and blepharoplasty is one of the most common ways to prevent that issue from causing ongoing or future vision problems.
If you have puffiness or undesirable, drooping bags under your lower eyelids and/or hanging, hooded skin on your upper eyelids, a plastic surgeon may be able to correct these problems with eyelid surgery. The results should make you look more “awake” and youthful as well as resolve or prevent any current or future vision problems.
What Happens During a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
When you have a blepharoplasty procedure conducted by a qualified plastic surgeon, you’ll typically be placed under either local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions that will be hidden in the natural creases of the eye so that scarring will not be readily apparent. This will provide them access to the underlying anatomy of the ocular area, wherein they can remove excess skin, tissue, and small amounts of fat. This reduces the amount of lines and bags as well as visible puffiness. Once the procedure is completed, the patient will have a recovery period during which time the eyes will likely be swollen or bruised, so the effects of the procedure will not be readily apparent. But after the healing process has finished, the benefits will become visible.
Should I Have A Brow Lift Too?
Some patients find that a browlift in addition to eyelid surgery may be beneficial for the overall look of their eyes and face. As eyelid surgery is primarily focused on the eyes themselves, a browlift can also correct the drooping of eyebrows and the creases in the forehead. These two procedures are commonly conducted during the same operation to minimize the amount of time the patient has to spend healing and to maximize the overall aesthetic appeal of the procedures.
How To Take Action With Eyelid Surgery
If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery and how it may be able to provide you with a more youthful appearance, feel encouraged to contact the offices of Dr. Cory Torgerson in Toronto. Dial (647) 343-0207, and a qualified professional will be pleased to answer your questions and schedule you for an initial consultation with Dr. Torgerson at your earliest convenience.