Is It Time to Consider an Upper Eyelid Lift?

Do you appear sleepy when looking in the mirror, even when you’re wide awake?  You’re not imagining things – your upper eyelids are probably starting to sag.  As a person ages, their skin loses its elasticity and starts to get dragged down by gravity.  Often, this isn’t noticeable – but when it happens around the eyes, everyone can see it.

Fortunately, an upper eyelid lift is an option!  An upper eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a minimally-invasive procedure that can tighten up the skin above your eyes, getting rid of that “sleepy” look.  Here’s what you need to know about it.

What Are the Benefits of Upper Eyelid Lifts?

The biggest benefit is on the impression you’ll make on other people.  If you’re in business, you know that people are rewarded for looking awake, alert, and perky at all times.  If you look sleepy, people are going to assume that you are sleepy, have low-energy or just aren’t paying attention: a blepharoplasty can change that.

In some extreme cases, the eyelid has fallen so far that it begins to inhibit vision.  If that’s the case, an eyelid lift can fully re-open your eyes too. This can help you see better!

Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Lifts?

There are very few restrictions on eyelid lifts, as long as the patient is otherwise healthy and has no diseases or other complications that could impair the healing process.  Most people who get a blepharoplasty are over 35, but that is not a requirement.  Some people are simply born with “sleepy” eyes and they are good candidates for the surgery as well.

How Difficult Is the Surgery?

Upper eyelid lifts are straight forward as far as cosmetic surgery goes.  In some cases, the procedure can be done using nothing but local anesthetic.  You will also be able to heal quickly afterward and most patients are fully recovered and can go back to work within a week or so.

How Long Do the Effects Last?

The positive results from an upper eyelid lift will almost certainly last for years, and potentially even for the rest of your life.  It’s relatively rare for patients to need the procedure a second time, although it does partially depend on how old they are when they first have it.

Interested in an upper eyelid lift?  Contact the Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery for a consultation!


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