Why Eyelid Surgery?
It is said that when a person first looks at someone, the first feature they notice is their eyes.
Eyes are the feature that allow us to see the world, the one that receives many compliments, and highlights many emotions. But in time we know our eyes also age, wrinkle and sometimes even sag.
Why Do My Eyes Age So Quickly?
All skin gradually loses its elasticity as time goes by. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from our dear friend gravity ultimately causes excessive skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. This excess skin is what we refer to as wrinkles. Yikes!
On the upper eyelids, an extra fold of skin can hang over the eyelashes and get in the way of your vision.
And on the lower eyelids, fat that cushions the eyeball from the skull can also cause bulges and puffiness. This creates the undesired fatigued look.
Some have looked high and low for answers. Creams, lotions, and even a good night’s’ rest can still not be enough for some to feel attractive and vibrant. This can be especially true when you see those tired drooping eyes looking back in the mirror each morning. It seems like no matter what you do, you always look tired!
Does this sound like you?
For those looking for fresher looking eyes, eyelid surgery can restore a more energetic, youthful appearance.
What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove skin and add or remove fat from the eyelids. This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons, however it is also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.
Indications you may need eyelid surgery are:
- Drooping eyelids
- Puffy bags under the eyes
- Eyes that make you look older, sad or fatigued
Eyelid surgery can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as botox for eyes, brow lifts, and fine line feather lifts for your eyebrows.
Am I a Good Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
Most patients are 35 years or older, but if baggy or droopy eyelids run in your family, you may consider this treatment sooner.
The best candidates for an eye lift are those in good health and who have realistic expectations. Eyelid surgery can help enhance your desired appearance and build your confidence. However, it may not result in your ideal look or alter your facial structure.
Before undergoing blepharoplasty surgery, discussing your goals with your cosmetic surgeon is a vital step towards your desired outcome.
What You Can Expect After Eyelid Surgery
- Some bruising or swelling after the first few days
- Stitches will be removed within the first week and you can resume to normal activities. (non-strenuous)
- After 2-3 weeks you can resume vigorous activity and wearing of contact lenses.
- Over the next few months the final results will begin to appear
After eyelid surgery, you will have a much more youthful, softer appearance than you did before.
Will the Results of Eyelid Surgery Be Permanent?
Upper eyelid surgery can last at least five to seven years. Lower eyelid surgery rarely needs to be repeated.
This is not to say you will not see changes. It is inevitable that your eyes will still age after the procedure.
The Final Results
Eyelid surgery can be very beneficial to your overall self esteem and energetic appearance. If an eye lift seems like the right fit for you, visit Teal Cosmetic Laser.
Dr. Patricia Teal merges two surgical skills, that of an ophthalmic (eye) surgeon and a cosmetic oculoplastic surgeon. Combining her aesthetic background in injectables with her technical expertise in surgery, Teal Cosmetic Laser aims to provide the natural looks of a refreshed and rejuvenate eye each time. Her signature is surgical restraint to produce a completely natural look and beautifully sculpted eyelids.
Dr.Teal and her qualified team’s goal is to always provide natural and long lasting results with minimal recovery time. For more information, contact us to book your free consultation today!