There is a close link between the way a person feels about their appearance and the way they feel about themselves. The eyes and the eyelids play a large role in the structure of a person’s face. When people have heavy bags under their eyes or puffiness in their eyelids, it makes them look older and tired. Many people are interested in blepharoplasty but wonder whether or not they are good candidates for this form of cosmetic surgery.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty uses surgery to improve the way the eyelids appear. It can be performed on the upper and lower eyelids, or both can be treated at the same time. Blepharoplasty not only improves the appearance of the eyelids, but it can also help people who have functional problems with their eyelids. Blepharoplasty is specifically designed to treat the following:
• Sagging skin that makes folds around the eyes or that disrupts the naturally smooth contour of the upper eyelid
• Excessive fat deposits that make eyelids look puffy
• Dark bags under the eyes
• Lower eyelids that droop, exposing the white that is underneath the iris
• Lower eyelid wrinkles and excessive lower eyelid skin
Eyelid Surgery Procedure
The eyelid surgery procedure is broken down into four steps. The first step is administering anesthesia. This is done so that a patient feels comfortable during the procedure. Patients can opt to have intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on the exact procedure, the doctor will recommend the best option for you.
The next step is the incision. When the incisions are made in the eyelids, they are done in a way that hides any scarring within the natural structures of the eyelids. Once the incision is made, excess fat deposits are removed, fat deposits are repositioned, muscles are tightened, and excess skin is removed.
Step three is closing the incision. A combination of removable sutures, surgical tape, and skin adhesives are used. In some instances, the surgeon may recommend using a chemical peel or a laser to get rid of discoloration in the lower eyelids.
Finally, after healing, the patient will have better-defined eyelids and a rejuvenated appearance.
Who are the Best Candidates for this Procedure?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals who are in good health and are not dealing with illnesses that could slow down the healing process. Additionally, prospective patients should have a realistic idea of what to expect from the surgery and should walk into it with a positive attitude.
Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to schedule your consultation. We can then evaluate your face and develop a treatment plan that will give you the appearance you want.