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What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a very popular technique in cosmetic surgery because not only does it make a very big difference, but it is very subtle. People usually say that the patient looks well rested after the surgery. It does not give the patient a startling appearance; instead, it addresses certain things that occur in the eyes that give that tired, older, aged look. Mainly what happens in eyelid surgery or rather eyelids with age is that there is fat in the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid. Then there is also a band that holds back that fat. With time, that band loosens up the fat slides forward, and it stretches out the skin. At the same time, in the upper eyelid, you get hooding, and in the lower eyelid, you get bags and puffiness. So, the goal of eyelid surgery is to remove the extra fat, remove the extra skin, tighten up the eye to give it a better and more youthful appearance.

Is recovery slow?

The incisions are small; they are in the upper eyelid crease. And right underneath the lower eyelid eyelashes. So once they are healed, they are invisible. Therefore, recovery is quick. Stitches only stay in for a couple days. People usually do the surgery on a Saturday, getting their eyelids done and get the stitches out on Monday morning. A little cover-up makeup on and go to work. Recovery is really fast for eyelid surgery.

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

As far as age, people would say well, am I ready, am I old enough, am I too old? It is not an age thing with eyelid surgery. Both women and men in their twenties get eyelid surgery done because of puffiness that is more heredity. They say my parents have it, I have got it, and want to get rid of it. On average, the age is somewhere to the mid to late thirties, where people start to see a change in their eyelids. Now certainly, people in their late seventies or early eighties get the procedure done on them. However, the average age is probably thirty-five to forty-five when people start noticing the changes. For instance, women at this age say, “I lose the platform to put makeup on my upper eyelid.” Others say, “I always look tired.” Men, especially in business, say, “you know it’s very competitive out there and I look older, I look more tired, and I want to get something done, but I don’t want to have an operated look.” Certainly, it can make a huge difference in having eyelid surgery done.  Therefore, this is a procedure for either of both men and women.