Your eyes are regarded as one of the most important, beautiful and telling features of your face. As we age, and with factors such as genetics and lifestyle at play, the eye area shows telling signs.
There are various benefits of this functional and/or cosmetic eyelid surgery
Perhaps the most common reasons to undergo eyelid surgery is to appear more youthful. The eyes are often the first place ageing is noticeable, with the decline of collagen and elastic fibres.
Reduce Appearance of Tiredness
Many patients appear tired, and in some cases look run down and exhausted. This is often caused by a heaviness in the eyelids, or the developing of eyebags. Sagging eyelids can also make the eyes appear partially closed, giving a sleepy appearance. Following their eyelid surgery, the eyes appear better rested and refreshed in comparison.
Reducing Lines and Wrinkles on Forehead
For those patients whose upper eyelids are heavier, there is an additional pressure placed on the forehead to raise the eyelids. This constant lifting of the forehead can cause deeper lines and wrinkles to develop, making us appear older. Following blepharoplasty, the additional weight on the eyelid is removed, which can help to reduce the development of wrinkles.
Correct Visual Impairments
Many patients opt for eyelid surgery as they are experiencing reduced vision, caused by obstructing skin. This can be a hinderance for the most simple day to day activities. The functional results of blepharoplasty can be the improvement of visual impairments.
As with most surgical procedures where incisions are required, scarring is often inevitable. With eyelid surgery, for both upper and lower blepharoplasty, scarring is minimal, and the incisions are carefully hidden in the skin’s natural folds, or under the lash line.
Boost Confidence and Self Esteem
Many patients feel self conscious and unhappy about the appearance of their eyes. Following their blepharoplasty procedure, many patients say the results are life changing, making them happy and more confident.
Long Term Improvement
Blepharoplasty offers a long term solution, and many patients do not return for more than one procedure, although this does vary from patient to patient. Typical results can last in excess of 10 years in many cases.