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Am I Ready for Blepharoplasty?

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Plastic surgery procedures offer many valuable benefits to the patient. Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, has multiple benefits that are both cosmetic and functional in nature. Eyelid surgery can improve your quality of life by correcting eyelid sagging, reducing puffiness around the eyes, producing a more rested and youthful appearance, improving vision sightlines, and yielding long-lasting results.

Corrects Eyelid Sagging

before-and-after-blepharoplastyUpper blepharoplasty, or upper eyelid surgery, can correct eyelid sagging. The procedure will remove excess skin and fat tissue from the upper eyelids and tighten the remaining tissues so that the eyelids do not sag around the eyes. This process can reduce wrinkles and create a more refreshed appearance.

Reduces Puffiness Around the Eyes

Puffiness around the eyes is often caused by fat pockets or displaced fat. Eyelid surgery for both the upper and lower eyelids can reduce puffiness around the eyes by removing or repositioning the fatty tissues. Manipulating the fat in this way can create a more natural appearance and eliminate bags beneath the eyes.

Produces a More Rested and Youthful Appearance

Eyelid sagging, puffiness, fat bulges, or other cosmetic challenges can cause you to look old, worn, and tired. Eyelid surgery refreshes the eyes by correcting each of these issues. After eyelid surgery, you will have a more rested and youthful appearance that can lead to greater self-confidence.

Improves Vision Sightlines

A significant functional benefit of upper blepharoplasty is improved vision sightlines. Some candidates for blepharoplasty, especially older candidates, experience severe eyelid hooding that impairs their vision. Eyelid surgery removes sagging eyelid skin and tightens the tissues around the eyes to correct eyelid hooding so that a full range of vision can be restored. An added benefit is that if eyelid hooding is affecting your vision, your medical insurance may cover all or a portion of the cost of your eyelid surgery.

Yields Long-Lasting Results

Eyelid surgery is a long-term solution that yields long-lasting results. After this procedure, most patients can expect their results to last for many years. Even though the natural aging process will continue, the benefits of blepharoplasty can persist long-term and beautify your point of view for years to come.

To learn more about eyelid surgery and how it could improve your quality of life, schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Pearlman. Call us at 212-223-8300 or fill out our online contact form to book your appointment today.

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