Did you know one of the first places we start to show our age is around our eyes? The fine lines and wrinkles, the saggy eyelids, the bags beneath the eyes…those are all some of the most visible, most noticeable age-related signs you see when you look at someone.
The skin gets loose and wrinkled around your eyes as you age, and the visible results are most often droopy upper eyelids and fatty bags or dark circles beneath the eyes. This can give others the impression that you’re angry, sad or exhausted, even when you’re not. It can also make you look much older than your actual years.
Little wonder so many people decide to undergo upper eyelid surgery, also known by the medical term blepharoplasty.
Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery
Ask anyone who’s had upper eyelid surgery and you’ll probably hear a laundry list of the benefits they’ve enjoyed since their surgery. Some of the most common benefits include:
- Removing the excess skin from the upper eyelids
- Tightening up and firming weak muscles and skin
- Removing any fatty pockets above the eyes
- Improving vision by lifting or removing heavy, droopy skin
- Reduced wrinkles in the eye area
- More refreshed, energized, youthful appearance
Some of the other benefits of upper eyelid surgery may surprise you in ways you hadn’t even thought of yet!
Decreased Forehead Wrinkles
You may not realize it, but when your upper eyelids seem heavy, you may have developed a habit of raising your eyebrows to see better, without even consciously being aware of what you’re doing.
After doing this repeatedly, over time, you’ll develop deep wrinkles across your forehead. During the blepharoplasty, that extra skin is removed and scrunching up your forehead is a habit that’s no longer necessary.
Long Lasting Results
While nothing truly lasts forever, particularly when it comes to plastic surgery, upper eyelid surgery is one of the longest lasting procedures available. With results from your upper blepharoplasty surgery lasting from 10-12 years, you may never have to have another one.
Dr. Dawli is happy to see you and discuss your eyelids and the possibilities with surgical treatment. The first step is getting the facts so you can make a decision that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you at Buffalo Plastic Surgery!