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Who Can Benefit from Eyelid Surgery?

Who Can Benefit from Eyelid Surgery?

In 2020, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, claimed the No. 2 spot on the list of top five cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, as reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Topped only by rhinoplasty (i.e., a nose job), eyelid surgery now attracts younger clients in addition to those in the over-50 crowd who want to reverse the signs of aging. 

Depending on your needs, you could benefit from eyelid surgery at almost any age. At The Center for Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York, our expert cosmetic surgeons may recommend eyelid surgery to help you see, look, and feel better.

Could you benefit from eyelid surgery? If you have the following issues, this simple procedure might be the answer for you.

You look old or tired

Your eyes, they say, are the mirrors of your soul. But when your eyes look older than you feel, they’re not reflecting the real you. Eyelid changes that can make you look older and more fatigued than you are include:

Blepharoplasty corrects these signs of aging by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the remaining skin. If the sagging is caused by loose muscles, we tighten these too. Your eyelid rejuvenation looks and feels natural while removing years from your appearance.

After surgery, you control pain with over-the-counter painkillers and intermittent icing to subdue swelling. You can expect the swelling to subside within a week or two. Eyelid surgery should keep your eyes looking alert and youthful for 10-15 years before you need a second one. 

You don’t like your eyelid shape

Even if you’re young, you may have inherited an eyelid shape that makes you look less alert and awake than you’d like. As with an anti-aging blepharoplasty, we remove the excess skin and tighten your eyelids so they’re not weighted down anymore.

You may also want to modify your natural eyelid shape to enhance your eyes. Now that so many of us spend time on Zoom and post selfies and videos on Instagram and TikTok, you may find it in your interest to look your absolute best, even without filters. 

You have trouble seeing

Whether because of genetics or aging, sometimes drooping or hooded eyelids obscure your line of vision. That’s most likely to affect your peripheral (side) vision.

Blepharoplasty removes excess skin that limits your range of vision. If necessary, we also tighten the eyelid muscles to prevent future sagging.

You’re all about prevention

“Prejuvenation” continues to be a trend in all cosmetic procedures. Inspired by the adage, “a stitch in time saves nine,” many younger women and men get mini eye- or face-lifts to counter the first signs of aging. In this way, they’re spared more drastic procedures in the future.

If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you could benefit from prejuvenation therapies that don’t require surgery, such as laser tightening or other minimally or noninvasive modalities. At your eyelid consultation, we help you explore all options so that you reach your aesthetic goals.

Are you ready to see and be seen with the eyes of your dreams? Contact our helpful team by phone or online form for eyelid surgery today. 

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