Gravity tends to take over as we get older: everything starts to slowly move down. We aren’t the type to fight all signs of aging, but we do like to age gracefully. And sometimes aging gracefully involves taking care of ourselves and keeping our spirits up. When it comes to our eyes, we don’t want anything to move downward. The skin above our eyes especially can cause problems as it ages, moving down into the eyes and affecting our vision. If you’re interested in learning more about how to improve how you see, and how other people see you, then keep reading. Below you’ll find more information on blepharoplasty and how it can change your day-to-day life.
What is it?
Blepharoplasty is also called cosmetic eyelid surgery. The focus of this plastic surgery procedure is on removing and reshaping the skin and/or fat around the eyelids. The extra skin that sits above your eyelids can be removed, giving you more scope of vision that you may not have even noticed losing. Your friends and family may also be able to see you better. The eyes are the window to the soul, after all!
An upper blepharoplasty procedure focuses on the skin and fat above the upper eyelid, where it can sink down into your vision and make you look more tired or “hidden from view.” Lower blepharoplasty targets the bags under your eyes, which are mostly fat. This fat and some skin can be removed to give you a more natural appearance.
Will I have scars?
Scarring is quite minimal, though there are always scars left behind after a surgical procedure. We are very adept at hiding those scars (small as they may be) so they will not distract from your new, more bright appearance.
Blepharoplasty can truly change the way you see your friends and family, and how they see you in return. If you have excess skin or fat around your eyes, it can be removed in a minimally invasive procedure. Imagine being able to see without lifting your sagging skin! Call us today at (508) 334-5990 to schedule a consultation about blepharoplasty.