Although numerous forms of plastic surgery have been designed to make patients look younger than they really are, many people only tend to associate Botox and facelifts with a more youthful appearance. However, another form of surgery in the form of Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid rejuvenation procedure, can end up making a patient look younger by as much as a decade. Below are just a few reasons why.
What Happens During a Blepharoplasty Procedure?
As a person ages, the skin around the eyes tends to stretch significantly, become droopy and in some cases, it can even affect the vision. The muscles around the eyes also weaken and any fat pockets that are present will also end up becoming a lot more prominent. Unfortunately, this usually affects the upper and lower eyelids, which is why it causes a person to look much older. Incisions will be made in the creases around the eyes in order to remove excess skin and fat. The incisions will then be closed with tiny stitches and healing can take anywhere up to 3 weeks afterwards, with the final results being fully visible within 4 to 6 weeks at most.
Remove Bags and Saggy Skin
Among the most common factors that make patients look a lot older include sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelids and excessive puffiness under the bottom eyelids. Having Blepharoplasty performed will ensure that all of these issues are addressed within an hour or two at the most. Once the incisions have fully healed, patients will notice that they will no longer have any excess skin or bags under their eyes – except in cases where they do not get enough sleep!
Eliminate Fine Lines and Crow’s Feet
When questioned, many people state that having even the slightest appearance of wrinkles around the eyes is one aspect that makes them look a lot older. This is another reason why having this procedure performed will make patients look much younger – because it goes a long way in helping to eliminate the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet in the immediate area around the eyes. Because this procedure also tightens up the skin below the eyes, it also eliminates wrinkles in that area.
Enjoy a Rejuvenated Appearance
Patients who have had this procedure performed notice that once healing has occurred, they usually look a lot more rejuvenated as well – because of the fact that they are now able to open their eyes fully. This enables them to appear far more alert as well, which in turn can shave a good few years off of their appearance. In fact, many patients will go on to have other procedures such as a facelift performed in order to complete their new look.
Patients who would like to have this procedure performed should ensure that they consult with an experienced and reputable cosmetic surgeon, as this will enable the procedure to be performed safely. It will also ensure that the patient is fully satisfied with the end results.