As with any part of your body, your eyelids age with you. As this aging occurs, you might begin to look tired or older than your actual age suggests. This increase in age appearance results from fat stores in the upper as well as lower eyelids, and as you age, the band that holds this fat in place begins to loosen. As the band loosens, the fat begins to slip forward, causing the skin to become stretched. This aging process results in a hooded look in your upper eyelids and bags in the lower eyelids.
Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a popular surgery technique used to address this unwanted consequence of aging. Although the results for this type of plastic surgery are subtle, they can make a very big difference. For instance, one of the main benefits people report is looking well rested.
Who can benefit?
The goal of this type of plastic surgery is to remove the extra fat and skin as well as to tighten the remaining skin, leaving you with a more youthful and rested appearance. Although eyelid surgery is commonly performed to address natural aging issues individuals experience in their seventies and beyond, many young people elect to undergo this surgery to correct puffiness that is inherited. Typically, when heredity is the issue, people in their thirties begin to see noticeable and unwanted changes in the shape of their eyelids and opt for eyelid surgery. Finally, both men and women can benefit from this surgery as either gender is susceptible to looking tired.
What to expect
A tiny incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid and directly underneath the eyelashes of the lower eyelid. Your stitches will be removed within a couple of days. Fortunately, the location of the incision makes scarring virtually invisible. Because the recovery time is relatively quick, many people opt to have the surgery done on a Saturday and have the stitches removed on Monday.
Beyond Beauty Plastic Surgery – “Beauty is power”
13055 SW 42nd St Suite 101,
Miami, FL 33175
Phone: (305) 600-1738