Have you heard the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” If so, you may know that it holds some truth. Often times, when people meet for the first time, the first thing they notice about each other are the eyes. They are one of the main focal points of the face, and help to communicate how we’re feeling at any given time.
The eyes play a key role in body language and we even use them to express our feelings and emotions. They can help give people an idea of how engaged you are in a conversation or display feelings of discontent.
This is exactly why it becomes a matter of concern when our eyes fall victim to the early signs of aging.
As you grow older, one of the bodily changes you’ll experience are changes to the look of your eyes. Many people end up with droopy or puffy eyelids as a result of this. It happens when there is too much skin or fat around the eyelids. The weight of the extra skin and fat pulls down the eyelids, leading to a look that can be described as “sleepy” or “dull.”
There are several reasons as to why this happens. As stated earlier, aging is one of the factors. Then, you also have genetics, weakened muscles, and the natural effects of gravity.
Getting Rid of That Sleepy Look
The good news is that you can get rid of that “sleepy look” with the help of a very effective cosmetic procedure known as a ‘blepharoplasty’ or ‘eyelid lift.’ Blepharoplasty is the perfect way to get rid of droopy or saggy eyelids.
The procedure involves surgically removing excess fat and skin, and tightening the underlying muscle structure.
So, if you are someone who suffers from saggy or droopy eyelids, a blepharoplasty would be a good way to get rid of the problem. There are also other benefits to be gained from this procedure.
The Benefits of an Eyelid Lift
An eyelid lift can provide you with both aesthetic and functional improvements. First it is designed to eliminate the sagging skin that gives you that dreaded tired look. The removal of the excess skin can help improve your vision. The lifted eyelids will make you look more attractive, welcoming, and alert, while also shaving a few years off.
Blepharoplasty can be conducted in tandem with other procedures to render a more youthful appearance overall.
Preparing for the Eyelid Lift
Your doctor will go through your medical history before fixing a date for the procedure. This is simply to ensure that you’re in good health and free from pre-existing medical conditions. At this stage, you will be required to undergo a few tests and examinations to confirm eligibility for the procedure.
Recovering from the Procedure
It doesn’t take too long to recover from an eyelid lift. There may be some mild bruising and swelling that might require your attention. However, it is not something to worry about, as these effects are temporary and should subside quickly. You will be asked to use a cold compress for the first few hours to keep the swelling and bruising down.
Contact Our Office
The eyelid lift is the perfect solution for people who want to get rid of the bags and drooping skin around the eyes. If you’re interested in learning more about the surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Byrd.