How Eyelid Surgery Can Turn Back The Clock
“You look tired.” Ugh. We’ve all heard this phrase at one time or another. And probably the only time we ever felt okay about someone saying this to us was back in college — after pulling an all-nighter.
Unfortunately, we probably hear this phrase a lot more when we’ve long outgrown college years. The droopy eyelids and under eye bags that accompany age can make you look tired — without pulling all-nighters. They can also add years to your face and contribute to an unnecessarily aged appearance.
But guess what? There’s a pretty easy surgery that addresses these eyelid issues. This simple solution can take years off your face and restore you to a vibrant, more youthful look.
How Age Affects Your Eyelids
As they say: what goes up must come down. And eyelids are no exception. Not long after the growing-up years subside, the skin begins to weaken and lose elasticity. When this happens, skin begins to sag and droop. And one of the places this is most evident is in the eyelids.
You see, as skin becomes less elastic, it collects around your upper and lower eyelids. In addition, the fat from behind the eyelids begins to bulge, due to a weakening of the membrane that holds fat in place. As a result, your eyes may look smaller than they once did, or you may look chronically tired or run down.
Turning Back The Clock...
You’re probably not surprised that the answer to drooping eyelids is a well-performed eyelid lift.
But you might be surprised to learn that an eyelid lift is actually one of our most popular surgical procedures at The Esthetics Center. Why? Long story short, it’s a relatively simple surgery that delivers dramatic results.
You see, eyes that are unimpeded by excess skin look more “awake”. It gives your whole face a more youthful, fresh, and vibrant look. At The Esthetics Center, we’re pretty happy that an eyelid lift can do so much to re-energize your overall appearance.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Involve?
First things first. The technical word for eyelid surgery is “blepharoplasty.” Blepharoplasty has been around for a long time, but recent innovations have made it into a more precise, streamlined process that delivers natural, lasting results.
Now, blepharoplasty utilizes tiny incisions to:
1. Reduce bagginess from lower lids
2. Remove excess skin from upper eyelids
The procedure is performed under twilight sedation and takes between 1 and 2 hours.
Recovery is fairly brief — you can expect to be back to non-physical work within 3 to 5 days.
Of course, you’ll want to take into account recovery factors like bruising, swelling, and sensitivity which may last for several weeks following the surgery. But we’re confident you’ll be happy with the results once those symptoms subside. And as always, we can answer any questions you might have about the procedure, and help you set up a recovery plan.
Brighter Eyes, Brighter You
You deserve to look every bit as vibrant as you feel. So if you feel like your eyelids are bringing down your appearance, contact us today. We’d love to help restore you to a fresh, energetic look that brings out the best in you.