Eyelift surgery, formally known as blepharoplasty, has become a top elective surgery — right up there with procedures like rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. Due to the eyelids’ proximity to the eye, sometimes eyelift is performed by ophthalmologists specializing in eye surgery. Here the eye surgeons at Mack Eye Center discuss how and why eyelid surgery has become so popular among their patients.
Saggy, bunched up eyelids can be very bothersome, and in some cases may even hang down in front of the eye’s pupil, obstructing vision. By removing some of this excess skin, upper lid blepharoplasty can effectively address these problems.
The facial rejuvenation most people experience after blepharoplasty is remarkable. This is the main reason it has become a top elective surgery. Not only can you see clearly without skin impairing your sight, but years are gone from your face.
Rather than old, tired, or angry, patients look more youthful and alert after blepharoplasty. The procedure can make you feel more confident, and confidence is attractive. This, in turn, can positively affect your work and personal life.
Subtle but Transformative Results
Another reason for eyelid lift’s popularity is the subtle yet transformative results it produces. Unless a person’s pre-surgical eyelid appearance was quite noticeable, other people will not realize that blepharoplasty was performed. The patient will simply look better, with no obvious evidence of having had “work done.”
How Is It Performed?
Aging and sagging are virtually synonymous. So is puffiness under the eyes. When the upper eyelids start sagging, they can interfere with vision. Whether or not saggy eyelids affect eyesight, they can make people look old, tired or angry.
Blepharoplasty involves trimming excess tissue from the eyelids. That tissue consists of not only skin and fat, but also muscle. It is done on an outpatient basis.
Patients are awake during the procedure. They receive a sedative and a local anesthetic injected into the area around the eye. When people combine blepharoplasty with other plastic surgeries, general anesthesia may prove necessary. It can take several weeks to heal completely
If you would like more information about blepharoplasty, contact Mack Eye Center today and schedule a consultation. The doctors will let you know whether your sagging eyelid issues qualifies as a medical procedure. When it comes to your eyesight, it is always wise to have an eyecare professional perform any surgeries.