01 Aug 2018

Is Blepharoplasty Right For You?

Eyes no doubt are the most important aspect of your appearance because they are the first features to be noticed when someone looks at you. But as you age and due to gravity, the area around your eyes lose elasticity, and fat pockets are formed resulting in bags under eyes and sagging of eyelids. All these changes make you look old and tired. Also, in some cases, the extra skin fold hanging over the eyelashes obstructs the vision path.
For all these problems there is one long-lasting solution, and that is blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery nips and tucks the excess skin and eliminates the fat deposits around the eye area to give you an entirely new and youthful appearance.
Eyelid surgery is chosen by any patient for two reasons: To eliminate signs of aging and to correct visual obstruction through upper eye lift.

Let’s acknowledge in detail what does Eye lift surgery addresses:

  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Puffy upper eyelids that give your eyes sad and tired look.
  • Fine lower eyelid wrinkles
  • Lose excess skin that hides the natural crease of upper eyelids
  • Large dark circles or under eye bags
  • Sagging of upper or lower eyelids that makes it difficult for you to wear contact lenses.
  • Excess eyelid skin fold is rubbing and causing irritation
  • Forehead discomfort due to overusing of the muscles to lift the sagged upper eyelid skin.
  • Sagging upper eyelids that interfere with peripheral vision.
  • Improves the shape of the eyelids
  • Eliminates excess skin on lower eyelids
  • Treats hooped upper eyelids

If you have any of the above complaints, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. But before considering blepharoplasty, there are many other critical variables to consider. Your suitability for eyelid surgery is determined on your all over health. If you have the thyroid, diabetes, chronic dry eyes or any other eye disease you may not be an ideal candidate. Also, it is required that an eyelift surgery candidate should have a positive attitude and realistic expectation regarding the outcome. The patients who understand what they may expect after surgery are more satisfied with the result at the end.
Eyelid surgery diminishes years of aging, but it cannot stop aging. However, the result of blepharoplasty is long-lasting and provides you with the opportunity to age gracefully.

Please note that blepharoplasty is not an answer to crow’s feet, dark circles or facial wrinkles. Neither eyelid surgery alters your facial structure. Blepharoplasty is meant to make you look alert, happier, younger and rested.

After reading our blog if you are considering lower or upper blepharoplasty meet Dr. Parag Telang. To achieve optimum results, evaluation of eyelids and all over health is essential, and for this, you need a well-experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeon. During the consultation discuss your all-over goal and concerns with Dr. Parag, and he will guide you to discover if blepharoplasty is right for you or not. In case you are not deemed enough for surgery do not worry as there are few non-surgical options your doctor will suggest to improve the look of your eyes. The best way to ensure the best option is to follow the advise of your surgeon.