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5 Reasons to Consider Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries in the United States. In demand among men and women alike, this quick and effective procedure subtly removes excess fat and tightens skin around the eyes to help improve your field of vision and restore a more youthful, energetic appearance. 

Whether you’re interested in banishing those persistent under-eye bags or droopy upper eyelids that obstruct your peripheral vision, blepharoplasty can revitalize the area of your face people focus on most—your eyes. 

Let’s explore how blepharoplasty works, which cosmetic and medical problems it can address, and what it may be able to do for you.

Blepharoplasty basics

The natural aging process can alter many aspects of your appearance, including your delicate eye area. As you approach middle age, your eyelid skin stretches and the muscles that support them grow weaker, causing an increase in fatty deposits above, below, or all around your eyes.

As a result, you may start to develop permanently saggy upper eyelids, baggy lower eyelids, loose or excess eyelid skin, and persistent under-eye bags that stick around even when you’re well-rested.  

Blepharoplasty achieves a more youthful appearance by carefully lifting and tightening loose eyelid structures, trimming away excess skin and muscle, and removing unwanted fat deposits. The procedure uses very small incisions along your natural eyelid line that are closed with ultra-fine sutures, leaving no perceptible scar.     

Blepharoplasty applications

Blepharoplasty is a comprehensive surgery that can address a wide range of cosmetic and medical problems in a single procedure. It’s an ideal solution for anyone with one or more of the following aesthetic or functional eye issues:

Baggy upper eyelids

Having baggy, saggy, or droopy upper eyelids is one of the main reasons people opt for blepharoplasty. Besides aging your appearance, baggy upper eyelids can limit your peripheral vision, interfering with your eyesight and making routine tasks more difficult.  

Droopy lower eyelids

Unlike baggy upper eyelids, droopy lower eyelids don’t usually interfere with normal vision. They can, however, have a very pronounced effect on your expression—when lower lids sag, they expose more of the white below your iris, making you appear less relaxed or perpetually surprised. 

Excess eyelid skin 

Excess skin—or excessively loose skin—on your upper eyelids can keep you from opening your eyes completely, while excess skin on your lower lids can cause sagging and pronounced wrinkling across your entire under-eye area. 

Persistent under-eye bags

Remember how those dark under-eye circles you developed after pulling an all-nighter in college would disappear as soon as you got a good night’s sleep? 

Fast-forward to today, when the puffy under-eye bags of adulthood seem to persist no matter how relaxed or well-rested you are. While lotions and creams may mask them, blepharoplasty is the only way to get rid of stubborn under-eye bags that make you look perpetually tired.  

Indistinct upper eyelid folds

Blepharoplasty can create a more pronounced eyelid fold line for people whose upper eyelid lines are less distinct or not visible at all. The process of creating a well-defined upper eyelid fold also helps create tighter, more lifted skin throughout the eye area.     

Blepharoplasty results

Correcting baggy eyelids, excess eyelid skin, stubborn under-eye bags, and persistent eye puffiness is a precise undertaking that requires a light, conservative touch to achieve optimal results. When it’s done well, blepharoplasty can have a dramatic effect on your overall appearance.  

Here at Professional Aesthetics & Wellness Center, each blepharoplasty procedure is performed by oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Paul Johnson, a highly experienced cosmetic eye surgery specialist known for delivering perfectly balanced results every time. 

If you’re ready to find out what blepharoplasty can do for you, we can help. Call your nearest Professional Aesthetics & Wellness Center office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Voorhees, New Jersey today, or use the easy online tool to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnson any time. 

A younger-looking you may be right around the corner. 

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