4 Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, may be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both lids at the same time. Most of the procedures are done on an outpatient basis, often using a local anesthesia with sedation. Eyelid surgery may be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Check out just a few of the many benefits eyelid surgery might offer.
Fewer Fine Lines
While this is not the primary goal of eyelid surgery for most patients, many see a significant improvement in those early, telltale signs of aging. Lifting both the upper and lower lid can reduce the number of lines seen around the outer corners and lower lid of the eye. To enhance these results, consider a skin rejuvenation treatment like a chemical peel that will provide additional smoothing for those eye creases.
No More Bags
Bags below the eye can give you a fatigued appearance even if you are getting sufficient shut-eye. A lower eyelid lift can remove those baggy areas by eliminating excess skin and tissue below the eye. In some cases, we may even be able to improve the appearance of dark circles under the eye, particularly if a cosmetic treatment like a peel or medical facial is combined with the surgical procedure.
When you have significant heaviness drooping of the upper lid, it can be more than a cosmetic concern. Those Extra deposits of skin and tissue on the lid or drooping of the eyebrow can also impair your line of vision. By removing those deposits and subtly lifting the brow upper lid, we can also expand your line of sight. Some patients even note greater comfort in the forehead area because brow muscles are not being constantly used to raise the upper lid for improved vision.
A Refreshed Appearance
Blepharoplasty is one of the most effective ways to give your entire face a refreshed appearance. The procedure also enhances the shape and appearance of your eyes specifically. Whether you undergo eyelid surgery alone or in combination with other surgical or cosmetic procedures, you are likely to see dramatic results after your procedure. That rejuvenated appearance can also go far in improving your self-confidence and your self-esteem.
If you decide eyelid surgery is the right choice for you, it is imperative to choose an experienced plastic surgeon to ensure the best possible results. Dr. Norman Rappaport is a seasoned plastic surgeon that has performed numerous blepharoplasties throughout his many years of work. He will tailor your procedure to your specific needs and desired outcome. To learn more, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rappaport today.