Blepharoplasty is also called eyelid surgery or an eye lift. It offers both cosmetic and medical benefits to help you look younger and see better. For cosmetic purposes, it is often done along with a facelift or other procedures to remove wrinkles such as forehead and eyebrow lifts, filler injections and laser skin resurfacing. For medical purposes, it is commonly done on older people in Melbourne whose upper and lower eyelids have lost elasticity and are sagging and obstructing their vision.
What are the Benefits?
Your eyes are the first place on your face where the skin loses elasticity. This can be because of excess skin, bulging fat, increased wrinkles, and/or sagging brows. Eyelid surgery may restore the youthful definition of your eyes.
When your upper eyelids lose elasticity, they can droop and in some cases actually cover the top portion of your eyeball. This can impair vision and you may find yourself tilting your head back a bit in order to see clearly. This may develop gradually over several years and you may not realize it has happened. If you have excess fat, it can put pressure on the upper eyelid making it even more difficult to see. Eyelid surgery may tighten the muscle and ligament and remove excess fat to improve your vision.
The lower eyelid can also lose elasticity and start to droop. This can make you not only look older than you are but more tired than you feel. Once the lower lid is weak, you may not be able to wear contact lenses. Eyelid surgery can tighten the lower eyelid and remove fat that appears like bags under your eyes. If your eyebrow is sagging it can contribute to your upper eyelid drooping over your eyeball. During the same eyelid surgery, your eyebrow can be raised to a normal position so it doesn’t continue to cause drooping. Eyelid surgery may remove some of the wrinkles around the eyes. If the wrinkles are caused by weak muscles, they smooth over considerably when the muscles are tightened.
The Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
If your eyelids are sagging for reasons of drastic weight loss or any other cause, eyelid surgery may be a good option for you. It is important to have realistic expectations about the possible outcomes so you can be satisfied with the results.
Contact Us for Further Information
To learn what eyelid surgery can do for your appearance and vision, we welcome you to get in touch and make an appointment with Real Cosmetic Plastic Surgery! At our convenient locations in Victoria and Werribee, Mr. Salerno and his friendly team of professionals would be pleased to explain this option in greater detail answer any questions you may have, and help you decide if the procedure is right for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!