When it comes to signs of aging, the eyes are one of the first areas to betray our advancing years. Factors like our genetics and facial structure, whether we protect our skin from the effects of the sun, smoking, and more can all play a part in how quickly our eyes start to be affected by the aging process. One of the key problems that can occur is that the area above the eyes becomes heavier. This is usually a result of skin changes that lead to thinning and sagging. The trouble is that when the upper eyelids get heavy, it can make us look older and more tired than we actually are. Fortunately, there is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can address this issue and restore the youthfulness of our eyes. It’s called upper eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty.
What is upper eyelid surgery?
Upper eyelid surgery is a very simple procedure that targets the area above the eyes with a view to removing any excess fat and skin. It can be performed under just a local anesthetic with sedation, or a general anesthetic if required. Incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyes to minimize any scarring. Recovery is usually possible within around a week, with the vast majority of patients extremely happy with their new, refreshed appearance following their procedure.
Reasons to get upper eyelid surgery
There is a range of reasons why someone may choose to undergo upper eyelid surgery.
You look tired, even when you aren’t
Thin, sagging skin contributes towards the formation of lines, wrinkles, and puffiness around the eyes, and these can make you look tired, even when you really aren’t. If your eyes feel and look heavy, an upper eyelid lift can eliminate the wrinkles and create smoother, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance.
Your upper eyelids are affecting your vision
Sometimes people have such severe sagging of the upper eyelids that it starts to obscure their central and/or peripheral vision. In these instances, upper blepharoplasty is the most effective solution for functional and cosmetic repair.
Your eyelid crease has disappeared
When gravity starts to take its toll on the skin on and around the eyes, sagging is inevitable. Another thing that can happen is that the natural crease of the eyelid starts to disappear. This can look odd as well as make it harder to apply certain eye makeup. An upper eyelid lift will pull your eyelids up towards your forehead to uncover the hidden creases and make your eyes look wider and more alert.
You suffer from eye allergies
Eye allergies can be extremely debilitating, causing puffiness, redness, and watering amongst other symptoms. The effects of eye allergies are only compounded by existing sagging, drooping, and inflammation, making your eyes feel heavy and tired, and making you look older and more fatigued than you actually are. Many people who suffer from eye allergies choose to undergo upper blepharoplasty to help minimize the effects of their allergies on their appearance.
Got questions about upper eyelid surgery? Our discreet and knowledgeable cosmetic surgery team would be happy to help. Call Handal Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida at 561-220-6360 with your query or to schedule a consultation.