Eyes are usually the first facial feature people notice when they meet you. Making eye contact is a sign of confidence and can make a lasting impression. If you have poor vision due to droopy eyelids, a positive first impression may be difficult when you don’t feel confident. The answer is blepharoplasty.
What You Need to Know About Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery, performed mostly to enhance your appearance.
Sometimes, your lower or upper eyelids become baggy or droopy as you age. Your eyebrows may even droop or sag over time, too.
As your eyelid skin stretches, the muscles weaken, and fat pockets become bulging and noticeable. Whether it’s due to aging or hereditary, such conditions can detract from your overall attractiveness, causing you to look older and more tired than you really are.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home soon after you’ve had your cosmetic eyelid surgery. The surgeon will inject a numbing agent into the eyelids, and general anesthesia is not usually necessary.
Typically, the upper eyelids are addressed first. During the procedure, a small cut is made, and excess skin removed. Sometimes fat and muscle are removed, also. Before closing the incisions, some of the tissue may be moved to areas around your eye.
When it comes to lower lid surgery, the fat that contributes to under-eye bags is removed, along with a small amount of skin. An incision is made on the outside of your eyelid just below your eyelashes, or even on the inside of your eyelid.
What to Expect After the Procedure
Most people experience a significant improvement in the appearance of their eyes after undergoing blepharoplasty. Besides improving your vision, you may feel more energetic and alert. While the positive side effects of the procedure are immediate, you can expect to carry on healing for up to a year before enjoying the final results.
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