If you have excessive fat deposits around the eyes that protrude and impair you vision, most Beverly Hills physicians may recommend eyelid surgery purely for that matter. That is typical when referring to the upper eyelid, while lower eyelid surgery is usually for a cosmetic advantage.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery involves the incisions to be made in the naturally occurring folds of the eye, extending outwards, allowing the removal of excess fat and tissue. This allows the physician to tighten the area around the eye. Stitching to close the incision is then used.
Similar to upper eyelid surgery, the incisions for lower eyelid surgery follow the natural lines of your eye. In this procedure before tightening occurs, the surgeon will tuck the skin then sew the incision.
The medical benefits of eyelid surgery can be improved eye sight and a delay of further damage to the eye by reshaping and removing any vision impairments early to avoid a more invasive surgery in the future.
Cosmetically, eyelid surgery creates tighter skin around the eyes and makes you look more awake by lifting the skin around your eyes; therefore, making you look more like your youthful self.
Also from a cosmetic point of view, the improvement of how your eyes look, can have great psychological benefits as well. Mostly by boosting confidence and self-esteem in one’s appearance, and removing anxiety or unhappiness that sometimes is paired with the affects aging has on our appearance.
While this procedure can be performed alone, changing the look of the eye due to aging, Dr. Hovsepian also recommend a facelift with the procedure to complete the transformation of a younger looking face and make the results last even longer.
Risks and complications are a possibility, as with any surgery. It is important to discuss the procedure with your physician, or multiple physicians for that matter, to figure out if eyelid surgery is something that would benefit you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hovsepian today to learn more about how you might benefit from blepharoplasty!