Is It Time to Consider Blepharoplasty?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2017
Millions of adults have revitalized the appearance of their face by turning to one simple procedure: blepharoplasty. According to recent statistics, individuals who rejuvenate the appearance of their eyes tend to feel a better sense of confidence about their overall aesthetic. Other cosmetic concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles become less troublesome. We believe that the reason for this is very likely the fact that the eyes are a primary focal point of the face. So, refreshing them can make an enormous difference.
Blepharoplasty: Why and What?
Eyelid surgery is performed for some reasons. The lower lids may become saggy with age due to the loss of elasticity and firmness stemming from collagen breakdown. Upper eyelids may droop excessively, making the eyes appear fatigued and unfriendly. When the eyelids are predisposed to heaviness thanks to genetics, this loss of collagen can quickly create cosmetic concern. By removing excess skin and refining the surface, blepharoplasty eliminates sagging and bagging, and may also reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
The general idea about blepharoplasty is that this is a cosmetic procedure performed primarily to reduce the appearance of age. While some eyelid surgeries are conducted with this objective in mind, there are also cases in which blepharoplasty is performed for functional reasoning. Upper eyelids that hang over the eye itself can inhibit vision, thus creating a functional need for surgery.
Each blepharoplasty procedure is performed with the intent of improving the appearance of the eyes. Every patient is different, so the extent of skin removal is carefully planned after a thorough assessment of the skin. Tissue removal is performed through very small, discreet incisions either along the lash line or in the crease of the upper eyelid. In some cases, the incision may be hidden just inside the eyelid.
One of the biggest questions about blepharoplasty may be related to timing. With the sea of injectables that are now commonly used for eye rejuvenation, blepharoplasty may seem unnecessary. The primary difference between this procedure and injectable treatments is that non-surgical methods are capable of wrinkle reduction and slight eyebrow lifting. When the issue at hand is loose, sagging skin around the eye, surgical tightening is more appropriate.
In our Chester, NJ office, we perform eye rejuvenation with dermal fillers as well as blepharoplasty. To learn more about these cosmetic treatments, call 908-879-7297.
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