If you've ever considered getting an eyelid lift, a procedure called blepharoplasty, you might be interested in the youthful appearance this procedure can give you. By removing excess skin in the eyelids, a qualified plastic surgeon can give your face a wide-awake and refreshed look. However, looking younger isn't the only benefit that eyelid lifts involve.
For instance, many people suffer from obscured vision when they age, as a result of sagging eyelids. As we grow older, the skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat gathers above our eyelids, causing them to droop. Although this is a perfectly natural phenomenon, it can significantly reduce one's field of vision causing minor to major annoyance and irritation. An eyelid lift can help to lessen these sight problems and can significantly improve your quality of life.
Additionally, some plastic surgeons theorize that eyelid lifts can cause a reduction in patient migraines by deactivating "trigger" nerves that may make headaches more painful.
"You release the nerve and you remove the irritation," one surgeon told the Sun Sentinel.
Eyelid lifts are also a good option for people who would prefer a relatively simple procedure with quick recovery times. Blepharoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, with patients able to return home the day of the surgery. The procedure can last anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours, and patients can remain awake with a local anesthetic.
Whether your goal is to look more youthful, increase vision or possibly improve headaches, an eyelid lift is a good option. As with any surgery, make sure to contact a board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. James Marotta, to ensure you're receiving the highest quality and safest patient care possible.