The aging process affects every part of the face, including the eye area. This area can age faster than other areas because its skin is the most delicate. Collagen and elastin loss in this area can cause sagging and drooping that makes you feel self-conscious about your eyes. At New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA, we can help open up your eyes with blepharoplasty, which can help you see better and help you look better as well.
What Is a Good Age for Blepharoplasty?
Most of the patients who seek out eyelid surgery are older than 35 years of age, but that doesn’t mean that younger patients don’t qualify. Sometimes family history impacts the eyelids more than your age. You can be younger than 35 and still have droopy and saggy eyelids. The main factor that determines what age is a good age for blepharoplasty is the condition of your eyes.
If you have impaired vision or excess skin around your eyes is causing you to feel less confident about your appearance than you should, you are the right age for this procedure. Whether you are in your 20s or your 60s, we want to help you look and feel your best and see the world around you without anything impeding your vision. An initial consultation at our office is the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the technical term for eyelid surgery, or an eyelid lift. Most patients who choose this procedure do so to reverse the signs of aging, specifically as they affect the eye area. The primary objective of eyelid surgery is to remove excess skin around the upper or lower eyelids responsible for sagging, drooping, and under-eye bags.
Patients choose this procedure for both cosmetic and medical concerns, but those who choose it for medical reasons get the bonus of an improved appearance post-op.
What Does It Treat?
The primary goal of blepharoplasty is to improve the appearance of the eyes that have suffered from the aging process and improve vision that has been impaired by excess skin. This procedure can also correct sagging skin around the eyelids, remove under-eye bags, and remove any excess fatty tissue below the eyes, leading to a swollen-looking appearance.
Creating a Customized Treatment Plan
When you choose this procedure to address the area around your eyes, we will not treat you with a one-size-fits-all approach. We will create an individualized treatment plan specifically designed to help meet your aesthetic needs and goals. Before we develop this plan, we will review your overall health, analyze the size and shape of your eyes, evaluate the skin condition on both your upper and lower eyelids, and discuss your goals for the procedure.
At this time, we can help give you an idea of what kind of results you can expect post-surgery. We will determine if you need to address your upper eyelids, your lower eyelids, or both in discussing your goals.
What Can I Expect During the Recovery Process?
Once your procedure is over, we will provide you with some aftercare instructions to follow. Adhering to these instructions will help you recover well and quickly. We typically prescribe patients a lubricating ointment that will protect the eyes and prevent them from drying out. Within one week of your surgery, you will return to our office to have your stitches removed.
Am I a Candidate?
Good candidates for this procedure are healthy and are aware of what the procedure can and cannot do. Ideal patients should have a positive outlook on the procedure and should be non-smokers. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes that have taken on a droopy appearance due to excess skin, this surgery will help remove that skin and increase your confidence.
If your vision has been impaired by excess skin, this procedure can remove that skin to improve your vision. If under-eye bags have caused you to feel self-conscious, this procedure can help address those bags and remove them for good.
It’s important to have realistic expectations going into this procedure. Blepharoplasty will address baggy, droopy skin around the eyes. It can open up the eyes, make you look and feel younger, improve your appearance, and increase your confidence. It won’t, however, change the structure of your face. It only addresses the area above and beneath the eyes, not the rest of the face.
Once you undergo this procedure, you will have less excess skin around your eyes and fewer bags below them. Our patients are thrilled with their results and that bags and wrinkles no longer define their appearance. They also experience improved vision, specifically those who seek treatment primarily to address impaired vision due to excess skin.
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You don’t have to live with sagging and drooping skin. There is a solution, and blepharoplasty will help you turn back the clock and restore youth to your eye area. Contact the experts at New England Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Weymouth, MA today to learn more about blepharoplasty and how it can help improve your vision and your appearance.