Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is in the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries. While you might not think about your eyelids very often, they make a significant difference in the appearance of your face.
There are some medical advantages of the procedure, too. But the biggest reason for its popularity is the dramatic impact it can have on how you look. The doctors at Florida Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center offer this helpful information about why the blepharoplasty is so popular.
Reduces signs of aging
We may value the wisdom that comes along with getting older, but few of us want to look older. While most of us think of a facelift as the only type of surgery that can help us look younger, the secret of the eyelid facelift is getting out.
Blepharoplasty is a comparatively simpler and cheaper alternative to a facelift. Many people show the first signs of aging around their eyes. Getting an eyelid lift can address many of these issues and help you to look younger.
It can eliminate puffiness
Some cosmetic issues with your eyes are difficult to change and aren’t usually fixed by blepharoplasty. For example, crow’s feet and dark circles require different treatments. However, the eyelid lift can make great improvements in puffiness around your eyes.
As we get older, our skin has less elasticity. This can result in greater puffiness, especially in the undereye area. The blepharoplasty procedure can eliminate this undereye puffiness, making your skin look smoother.
The results look natural
Everyone has heard about or seen someone who had a very poorly done plastic surgery procedure, leaving the poor individual with a permanent expression of surprise. Blepharoplasty has a very low risk of having such an outcome.
When you get an eyelid lift, it won’t look like you’ve had work done. Instead, you’ll look younger and more refreshed, like you’ve been on a very restful vacation. People will notice that you look better!
The recovery time isn’t long
Some forms of plastic surgery are known for having lengthy recovery times, such as the tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedure. In comparison, the eyelid lift has a relatively quick recovery period.
Although more serious side effects are possible with any surgery, the most common effects after blepharoplasty are bruising and swelling. These tend to be worst within 48 hours after surgery. You can help to reduce swelling and bruising by applying ice packs. Most people can return to normal activity within about a week after the procedure. All bruising and swelling should be gone in ten days to two weeks.
Blepharoplasty can improve your vision
As the skin around your eyes droops, it can interfere with your vision. An eyelid lift can also help your upper eyelid, especially if it’s drooping enough to affect your ability to see. An upper eyelid lift can give your eyes have a rounder shape, which looks youthful.
Blepharoplasty is performed so that any scarring from the procedure is minimally visible. If you would like to look younger and better rested, an eyelid lift can give your eyes the extra perk they need. Call our offices today or book an appointment online.