The Eye-Opening Experience of Blepharoplasty
The eyes are an important facial feature because they are the primary indicator of emotion. When a person smiles, we say their eyes "light up." When a person is sad or angry, we can see it in their eyes. This may be the reason for saying the eyes are the windows to the soul. Knowing that the eyes may give the wrong impression that we are feeling a certain way, such as angry when we aren't, many people become concerned when they see the signs of aging in this area of the face. The changes that take place in the skin around the eyes may be impossible to hide, but they are not impossible to fix. in our Houston area office, we can refresh your appearance with blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is the surgery that is performed to rejuvenate the eyelids. This can be done on the upper or the lower eyelids or, if necessary, both during the same procedure. Blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgery that takes from 1 to 2 hours. It does not require general anesthesia so it has less risk than other surgeries. Receiving a local anesthetic and light sedation, patients breeze right through their surgery with no discomfort. After the procedure, comfort can be maintained with over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol.
To rejuvenate the eyelids, an incision is made in a discreet area. Lower blepharoplasty may involve an incision hidden just inside the eyelid. The incisions for upper blepharoplasty are placed within the natural crease, where subtle scars will not be visible. Incisions allow access to the fatty tissue beneath the skin. This tissue may be repositioned or carefully reduced to create a smoother, tighter, firmer eyelid. The results achieved can last indefinitely. Regardless of further aging, most patients do not need a second blepharoplasty to feel satisfied with their appearance.
Refresh Your Face with Blepharoplasty
In one recent study, blepharoplasty patients reported feeling better about their general appearance after rejuvenating their eyes only. This goes back to the impact that the eyes have on the entire face. When the eyes are open and bright, we look vibrant and youthful.