As we get older, most individuals will start to see a difference in their eye area -- more laxity, bags below and above the eye; some times so much that the upper lid seems to disappear underneath the extra fatty area under the brow bone. This procedure can give a more youthful appearance to an otherwise older, more tired looking face improve your appearance and add to your self-confidence.
If you're over thirty, chances are that some or all of the above may be present. During the late thirties and early forties, the elasticity in the thin and delicate eyelid tissues starts to give out, even if the rest of the face still looks perfect.
Cosmetic Eyelid surgery: What is it?
Blepharoplasty is designed to modify your eyelids to improve your vision and restore a younger appearance. That is cosmetic eyelid surgery. Surgery on the upper eyelids raises the droopy eyelids. The lower eyelids benefit by having the swelling and puffy appearance eliminated. For most clients, successful eyelid surgery results in looking more rested and looking and feeling younger.
Who is suited for blepharoplasty?
Ther are some health conditions that suggest you might not be a good candidate for this surgery. But if you work closely with your surgeon, you can find out what you need to know to make this important decision.
If surplus tissue is keeping your eyes from opening properly this procedure might be for you. Removing that extra tissue can make your eyes look more youthful and alert. Specific conditions that Blepharosplasty can help include:
Blepharoplasty is often included with other modifications such as a face-lift or skin resurfacing or brow lifts. If the sole purpose for the surgery is to improve appearance it is less likely to be covered by most insurance companies.
- Upper eyelids that are puffy or baggy
- Lower eyelids with excess skin
- Excessive bags or dark circles under the eyes