What Your Eyes Say: 4 Surprising Benefits Of Blepharoplasty You Need To Know


What Your Eyes Say: 4 Surprising Benefits Of Blepharoplasty You Need To Know

Brighter Eyes With Blepharoplasty

With age, the eyelids can start to droop, and baggy eyes are common. A blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic surgery that can improve the shape of the eyelid. During this surgical procedure, doctors remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids. A blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower lid and helps with various issues like sagging eyebrows and undereye bags. The surgery offers both cosmetic and vision benefits.

1. No more drooping

Eyelid ptosis is the medical term for drooping eyelids. This condition may be caused by weak eye muscles, nerve damage, or loose skin. Upper lid blepharoplasty corrects eyelid ptosis by removing the excess skin and fat or repairing eye muscles. This procedure may include mending damaged muscle fibers that create saggy eyelids. With this surgery, the eyelids are less puffy and no longer have a drooping appearance.

2. Improved vision

Drooping eyelids are not just an aesthetic problem. This condition can also obstruct a patient’s vision. Sometimes, the drooping eyelid is a result of a lazy eye, but in most cases, excess skin around the eye interferes with the patient’s peripheral vision. Removing the excess skin gives the eyes a clear path to visualize the world again.

3. A more youthful appearance

As individuals age, the skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging and puffiness. Sagging eyelids and undereye bags can give the face a tired, haggard look, making people appear older. Lower lid blepharoplasty is intended to fix heavy undereye bags and may help improve dark undereye circles. Blepharoplasty may be performed in conjunction with other surgical procedures like a brow lift to improve the patient’s overall appearance.

4. Enhanced eye shape

Blepharoplasty can change a patient’s eye shape for the better. By removing excess skin, surgeons can improve hooded eyelids and transform the shape of the eye. The eyes appear bright and alert, which can change how the patient looks. The eye shape also changes when undereye bulges are removed. The eyes look bigger, and the patient appears well-rested. Combining blepharoplasty with an eye lift will significantly improve the entire shape of the eye.

Potential risks of blepharoplasty

As with any cosmetic procedure, blepharoplasty does carry some possible risks. Patients may experience temporary vision issues immediately after the surgery, but these issues will subside after a few days. Patients may also encounter pain, swelling, trouble closing eyes, and some asymmetry. In rare cases, patients may develop ectropion, the excessive pulling of the lower lid. This condition is corrected through additional surgery.

Improved appearance, better vision

Patients with any questions regarding blepharoplasty should speak with a cosmetic surgeon. Before surgery, patients will be evaluated through a comprehensive eye exam and visual field testing. A minor surgery can make a huge difference in both appearance and vision.

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