Refreshing Your Look with Blepharoplasty

It’s time to open your eyes to a refreshing look that will have people excited to see the new you. Blepharoplasty is a popular form of cosmetic surgery that is designed to bring your eyes back to life, helping you to see the world with a renewed energy as you feel more youthful and confident in your appearance.

With age, it is common to see the build-up of excess skin and fat surrounding the eye. Blepharoplasty is designed to combat the appearance of aging by addressing anything that is causing the eye to appear puffy. Excess bagging underneath the eye and drooping eyelids is often attributed to excess fatigue. However, with age, the appearance of fatigue surrounding the eye can be present even when you are not overly tired.

Removing the excess from around the eye can help you to appear younger and more energetic. This refreshed look can help you to appear happier and healthier in photographs and even support you in the workplace, as you will appear to have as much energy as you feel you have on the inside.

What is Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery that repairs droopy eyelids. It is commonly referred to as an eyelift. Additionally, it is an elective procedure that is often paired with other forms of cosmetic facial procedures, like a facelift. The procedure removes excess skin, muscle, and fat that contributes to the drooping of the eyes. This includes the eyelid and underneath the eye.

While the removal of the excess skin is often done for the cosmetic benefits, there are additional medical advantages to this procedure as well. Aside from causing you to look older and more fatigued, excess and severely sagging skin around the eyes can greatly reduce your peripheral vision. This means that seeing things to your left or right can become more challenging as a result of that build-up. This can make engaging in daily tasks more challenging, and can contribute to difficulty with important tasks like driving. In many severe cases of sagging skin around the eyes, the upper and outer parts of the field of vision can be drastically reduced.

About the Procedure

The blepharoplasty procedure is typically done in an outpatient setting. However, you’ll need to have someone available to drive you home following the procedure. Immediately following the blepharoplasty, you may experience watering eyes, sensitivity to light, or puffy or numb eyelids. This usually goes away after a few days and you’ll begin experiencing the benefits of a younger appearance from healthier looking eyelids right away.

During the procedure, your surgeon will fold back as much of the eyelid as necessary. Excess skin or fat is then cut out and removed as needed to help reduce the appearance of bagginess. If the upper eyelids are drooping significantly, then your surgeon may elect to perform a secondary procedure called ptosis. This procedure provides additional support to the eyelid muscle from the eyebrow bone. This can help to reinforce the support on the eyelid and ensure the long-term effect of more youthful, energetic looking eyes.

Blepharoplasty is considered largely helpful in improving peripheral vision in severe cases of drooping. However, it is important to recognize that this is an elective cosmetic procedure and is not designed to improve eyesight. For a discussion about ways to improve eyesight, or other vision concerns, contact your eye doctor.

Your eyes are how you see the world, and they impact the way the world sees you. Don’t hide behind sunglasses and make-up any longer. There are several creams and over-the-counter remedies sold with the intention of correcting bagginess and drooping eyelids. However, these solutions do not provide permanent relief. If you are struggling with drooping eyelids, contact Sunrise Facial and Oral Surgery about permanent solutions. We can schedule a consultation for a physical and vision screening because a more youthful, energetic look is awaiting you.