Your eyes are undoubtedly the focal point of your face (unless you happen to have a remarkably beautiful nose, of course). They’re often the first thing people notice about you. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the first places to show signs of aging or to fall victim to the effects of gravity, largely due to the thin, delicate skin in the eye area.
People of nearly any age can have problems with sagging, bags, droopy eyelids, and loose skin around the eyes. The problem is sometimes caused by genetics, but may also simply be the result of normal aging. Eye lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is an extremely effective and safe way to rejuvenate the area around your eyes and make you look years younger.
The facts about an eye lift
Many people continue to live with skin problems around the eyes because they’re hesitant to have surgery, or don’t know what to expect. But no amount of anti-aging cream or cucumbers on the eyes will give you the beautiful, dramatic improvement of an eye lift.
Many patients find that the recovery is fairly short: most can go back to work within a week. You may look “back to normal” after just two to four weeks, but your ability to heal will determine how long this takes.
There may be some swelling or bruising in the initial recovery period, but much of this can be camouflaged with makeup. Any pain you experience is manageable with pain relievers recommended by your surgeon.
Correcting asymmetry with an eye lift
We often hear many patients express concern about eyelid asymmetry, in which one eyelid may appear to droop more than the other. This is often due to one eyelid simply having more skin, causing an uneven look. An eye lift is customized to your individual features and concerns, and your cosmetic surgeon can remove the excess skin to make your eyes look even again while giving you a refreshed appearance.
Bags under the eyes
As we age, any “bags” under the eyes become more noticeable. Even when you’re well rested, you may look tired from the effect caused by excess skin and/or fatty deposits that can’t be covered with makeup. An eye lift can eliminate the appearance of these bags when performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon.
Eyelids that droop into the eyes
Some people are genetically predisposed to droopy eyelids, which can not only make them look older, but can interfere with vision. An eye lift is a great way to remove the excess eyelid skin, giving you a more wide-eyed, rested, youthful appearance. Getting that excess skin removed can reveal your natural beauty, leaving you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner.
An eye lift is a great way to give your face a more youthful appearance while still looking like you. And you can put an end to those “you look tired” comments from others. To learn more about what an eye lift can do for you, contact the experts at GLOW Surgical Arts for a consultation!