Is Blepharoplasty Your Ideal Rejuvenating Procedure?
Aging wouldn’t be such a bad thing if it didn’t cause us to look so worn out. The changes that affect the skin, especially the delicate tissue around the eyes, do that and more. Hooded, sagging eyelids depict fatigue and cause people to perceive the face as angry-looking. People with tired-looking eyes are also people that others often see as unfriendly or uninterested. Inaccurate perceptions can have a profound effect on a person’s social and professional success. Fortunately, aging eyelids have become much easier to correct. In recent years, the number of people undergoing blepharoplasty has increased significantly. Here, we discuss how to determine if this procedure may be ideal for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
People often ask about the “right age” for blepharoplasty. This is an especially common question among patients in their forties. Cosmetic lifts like eyelid surgery are meant for older people, right? No. Many forty-somethings undergo blepharoplasty to address age-related tissue sagging and hooding before appearance is severely impacted. Conversely, blepharoplasty is also often ideal for people in their sixties or seventies. The bottom line here is that there is no “right age” for blepharoplasty. Eyelid rejuvenation is ideal for you when the tissue on the eyelids looks droopy, saggy, puffy, or otherwise problematic.
Blepharoplasty and the Question of Scarring
You may realize that all types of surgeries leave scars where incisions are made. This fact can present concerns related to blepharoplasty. How will scars on the eyelids look? Won’t everyone be able to see them? Interestingly, blepharoplasty scars are quite discreet. The visibility of scarring relates to the thickness of the skin. Because the skin on the eyelids is so thin, the scars that result from incisions made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid are hardly noticeable. By that, we mean the only way someone would see your upper blepharoplasty scars is if they were looking for them while you had your eyes closed. Lower blepharoplasty incisions are usually made on the inside of the eyelid where resulting scars are not visible.