Every year, hundreds of thousands of men and women choose procedures to improve the way they look. One of the most popular procedures is an eyelid lift. Droopy eyelids aren’t only a giveaway to your age but can also impair your vision. An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, corrects these problems and removes puffiness and bags under the eyes that make you look tired and worn down. Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Burns informs us, “A Blepharoplasty will not alter dark circles, crow’s feet, or other wrinkles around the eyes, and it can’t lift your eyebrows. For this reason, I often will recommend a browlift, facelift, or a skin resurfacing procedure in combination for best aesthetic results.”
As you age, your skin slowly loses its elasticity. This lack of elasticity combined with the pull of gravity causes the excessive skin to accumulate around the upper and lower eyelids. The extra skin on the upper eyelids can hang over the eyelashes and impair your vision. Excess skin on the lower eyelids causes excess wrinkles and bulges.
Ideal candidates are in overall good health and have realistic expectations for their desired results. Most candidates are at least 35-years old but those with a family history of droopy eyelids may need the procedure earlier.
Eyelids heal quickly after the procedure and scars are usually quite inconspicuous. The results from eyelid surgery can last up to seven years, although keep in mind your eyes will continue to age after the procedure. Your lower eyelid will most likely not need another procedure. If your upper eyelids begin to sag again, most surgeons will perform a forehead lift rather than another eyelid lift procedure.
Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. However, it may not result in your ideal look or alter your facial structure. Before you decide to have surgery, think about your goals and discuss them with your board certified plastic surgeon.
Balance the desire to look one’s best with that pressure to look perfect.
Dr. John Burns is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Burns is a member of the prestigious Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Burns, click on his profile or call his office at 214-515-0002. Dr. John Burns has been named Top10MD for four years. Top10MD is an honor only 1-in-3 doctors succeed with this recognition in the United States.