10 Reasons to Get Eyelid Surgery

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Cosmetic eyelid surgery is called a “blepharoplasty” and can address the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The procedure removes excess eyelid skin and underlying fat which result in a more youthful, rested eyelid contour. There are a lot of benefits to eyelid surgery, so here are 11 reasons to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon and learn more.

  1. Asymmetry

If one eye looks larger or smaller than the other, this may be due to unequal amount of eyelid skin, which are causing the one of the eyes to look more tired. This can cause an overall fatigued look, even if you don’t feel this way. Eyelid surgery on one eyelid or both can help bring them into better symmetry and give you a more youthful look.

  1. Drooping Eyebrows and Heavy Eyelids

Most people who undergo eyelid surgery have the goal of lifting drooping eyebrows and heavy eyelids. Drooping brows can make you appear older and cause your eyes to look smaller. They can also take away eyelid space for application of cosmetics. Eyelid surgery combined with a brow lift can both achieve an open eyelid and lifted look enabling you to look rested and youthful.

  1. Loose Skin Around the Eyes and Upper Cheeks

If you have excess skin around your eyes or cheeks, an eyelid lift can help. The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, making it prone to sagging. Loose skin around the upper eyes may affect your ability to see clearly, and it can make you look tired as well. An eyelid lift can help eliminate and tighten loose skin around the upper cheeks and eyes.

  1. Undereye Bags

Undereye bags can be genetic or the result of chronic eyelid inflammation. In either case, they can make you look more tired than you feel. An eyelid lift can reposition and lift undereye bags for a brighter, more awake look.

  1. Puffiness Around the Eyes

As you age, your skin becomes less elastic and your muscles start to weaken and sag. When this occurs, the skin around your eyes can begin to droop and appear puffy as a result. While aging is a natural process that we all go through, certain lifestyle habits such as excessive alcohol consumption, lack of sleep, and smoking may accelerate the process. If you’re noticing that your skin is starting to sag or if you have puffiness under your eyes, an eyelid lift surgery could be right for you.

  1. Drooping Cheeks

The muscles that make up your cheekbones can begin to weaken as you age, causing them to droop and make you look older than you feel. This can have effects on the rest of your face creating folds and lines along your nasolabial fold between your nose and mouth. Lower eyelid surgery can be combined with a midface lift and/or fat grafting in this area to improve the contour of the lid cheek junction to create a smoother, more upright look all around.

  1. Forehead Creases

The lines that appear in the upper area of your hairline are called forehead lines, and they can remain visible even when you’re not making facial expressions. They presence of these forehead often means the forehead is trying to compensate and lift the heavy lower eyelids and eyebrows.  An eyelid lift combined with a brow lift can be an effective way to dramatically soften the upper third of the face.

  1. Sagging Eyebrows

The edges of your eyebrows can droop and sag, making your eyes appear tired and half-shut. By lifting the brows and eyelids, your eyes can look more open and alert.

  1. Combined with a Facelift or Neck Lift

While eyelid surgery is commonly paired with a brow lift, it can also be paired with a facelift or neck lift all in one procedure. When combined, this approach rebalances the entire face, which restores a more youthful look and helps turn back the clock of aging.

  1. Small Eyes

Your eye type can determine how your eyes look – for example if you have an epicanthal fold or a “Monolid”, the skin of your upper eyelid is smooth between the inner part of your eye to the part of your eyebrow nearest to your nose. This is common in Asian eyelids and requires a specialized surgical approach.

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Eyelid surgery is a great way to transform and refresh your look. To learn more about how board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Mahabir and Dr. Kurtovic can help, schedule a consultation at Tucson Plastic Surgery by calling or filling out our online contact form.


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