Blepharoplasty, often known as eyelid surgery, is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure among people in their 40s and 50s.
With age, skin loses elasticity and firmness, causing skin and fat sagging to occur in the face. This can result in a perpetually tired, worn, or unhappy expression.
These signs of aging can be very upsetting when they appear, as many people who begin to experience these issues still feel much younger than they look.
Blepharoplasty can help the patient achieve a brighter, more alert appearance, more in line with how they feel. While the procedure is most often primarily performed to resolve under-eye bags (which develop when fat shifts downward and presses against the thin skin under the eye), blepharoplasty can also help improve the appearance of the upper eyelid.
Upper Eyelid Procedure
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty addresses the common issue of sagging skin that occurs in the eye area. Over time, skin on the upper eyelid droops down, contributing to a tired, aged appearance that can even affect vision if the sagging is severe. Blepharoplasty on the upper lids involves the surgeon making an incision in the natural crease of the eyelid, then removing excess fat and skin that is causing the sagging. Finally, the remaining skin is pulled back for a tight, youthful appearance.
Many patients choose to have upper eyelid drooping and lower eyelid puffiness addressed in the same surgery. It is common for both areas to have significant signs of aging, and the recovery process is the same, whether one area is addressed, or both.
Controversial Uses for Eyelid Surgery
Another use for eyelid surgery has been pulled into the spotlight lately, due to its controversial nature and popularity. The so-called “double eyelid” surgery is popular in many areas, but particularly in South Korea, the country with the most plastic surgeries per capita in the world. The “double eyelid” surgery is blepharoplasty to add a crease in the upper eyelid in Asian patients. Some feel that this is a dangerous trend, encouraging people to try to look more “Western”, while patients argue that this isn’t the case. Naturally, the most important factor in any surgery is the patient’s satisfaction.
Ready to Look the Age You Feel?
Blepharoplasty is often a great choice for younger middle-aged people, as the results can make the patient look significantly more youthful and refreshed, without a more invasive procedure. In addition, the eyes and the forehead are two areas that tend to show early signs of aging. Blepharoplasty can be combined with other treatments, such as injectable wrinkle fillers for more consistent rejuvenation.
If you’re ready to start looking into facial rejuvenation, then it’s time to seek help from a qualified facial plastic surgeon. Only a board certified, experienced doctor is equipped to give patients the results they are looking for. If you would like to find an expert in the Toronto area, then come to Revesse for a consultation with double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Mounsey. Dr. Mounsey is an expert in facial surgery, and will help you determine which treatments are best for you. Call Revesse at 416.438.2499 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Mounsey today.