Some people consider plastic surgery to be a means of looking their best and improving their confidence. When it comes to a blepharoplasty, or eye lift, you may also gain some practical benefits as a result of the procedure.
Whether you’re dealing with sagging upper lids that impair your vision or bags under your eyes that make you look tired even when you’re full of energy, you’re not alone. There are several ways that you might benefit from scheduling a consultation with Dr. Beverly Fischer to discuss blepharoplasty.
1. Upper Eye Lift to Treat Vision Impairment
Over time, gravity takes its toll on the body. The sensitive, crepey skin around the eyes is no exception. As we age, some of the muscles around the eyes start to relax, but the skin can also start to sag and stretch. When this happens to the delicate skin of the upper eyelid, it can contribute to the visible signs of aging, but it can also begin to impair your vision.
While you could try eyelid strips -- which are essentially tiny strips of tape applied to the upper lids to improve the firmness of the area -- the effects can only go so far, and you’ll have to deal with the hassle and expense of daily application.
With plastic surgery, you’ll enjoy an incredible transformation and more permanent results, so you can see better and look your best every day.
2. Upper and/or Lower Eye Lift for Allergy Eyes
A lifetime of seasonal hay fever or chronic allergies to dust and dander can lead to a lot of puffiness, irritation, and eye rubbing. This can result in premature signs of aging like bags, sags, and dark circles.
This is where a combination blepharoplasty can help. A combination procedure might include an upper eye lift to address puffy or droopy lids. It may also include a lower eye lift to take care of poochy bags that you can’t seem to get rid of, no matter how many caffeine creams you slather on or cold spoons you press to your eyes.
3. Cosmetics Complications
Eyeshadow, liner, and mascara serve as a fun way to accent your best feature and change up your appearance, but when your eyelids start to crinkle and sag, eye makeup can become a lot harder to apply effectively, especially around the upper lids. An upper eye lift is a great way to smooth the skin, regain youthful firmness, and create the perfect canvas for your favorite cosmetics.
4. Eye Lift to Address Asymmetry
If you look at your features, you’ll see that asymmetry from one side to the other is perfectly normal. However, as you get older, it’s not uncommon for asymmetry to become more pronounced.
Aging is the most common cause of a condition called Ptosis, in which the levator muscle that holds up the eye stretches or detaches, causing the upper lid to droop. This often occurs only in one eye, but sometimes, it can be present in both. This can produce a pronounced asymmetry, while also impairing vision. An eye lift surgery can correct this condition.
5. You’re Tired of Hearing That You Look Tired
Environmental factors can play a role in upper lid sagging or lower lid puffiness, but a lot of your risk comes down to simple heredity and aging. If a lifetime of baggage seems to have taken up residence under your eyes, you may look fatigued, even when you’re not. An upper and/or lower eye lift can improve your appearance, help you to look as alert as you feel, while boosting your confidence.
Are You a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you want to reverse common signs of aging like saggy upper lids and bags under your eyes, correct impaired vision caused by excess skin or muscle laxity, and see a dramatic improvement to your appearance, you may be a good candidate for an eye lift procedure.
What to Expect with this Popular Plastic Surgery Procedure?
Blepharoplasty is a safe, outpatient procedure that can often be performed under local anesthesia, although sedation and general anesthesia are also possible for patient comfort.
During the procedure, incisions are made along the folds of upper lids or the lash line of lower lids (to hide scarring). Next, excess fat, muscle, and skin are removed. Swelling and bruising are normal and should subside within a couple of weeks, while scars will fade over the course of several months.
During your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your medical history to find out whether you’re a good candidate for surgery and talk about your goals. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn everything you need to know about the procedure, recovery, and benefits.
If you’re ready to address signs of aging and other issues caused by sagging and bagging in the eye area, visit us online or call schedule a consultation.