Genetics and lifestyle habits play a big role in the appearance and shape of your eyes. You may think that you have little control over how your eyes are shaped or look. In fact, you may be able to improve their shape, tone, and firmness by undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure with our expert surgeon in Sacramento. Learn what blepharoplasty is and what benefits it can offer to you as a patient.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic operation that is also called eyelid surgery or eyelid lift surgery. It is a moderately invasive procedure that is done in the comfort of our surgical facility in Sacramento. Most patients can go home the same day as their procedures.
Blepharoplasty can be done on either the top, bottom, or both lids. The location of the work depends on the desired goal of the operation. This procedure is statistically performed most often on people over the age of 35 due to factors like aging. However, it can be performed on anyone who is in good health over the age of 18.
The Purposes of Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery is performed for a variety of both cosmetic and medical issues. Some of the most common reasons people undergo blepharoplasty include:
• Removal of fatty deposits under the lower lid
• Removal of skin that overhangs the upper lid and obstructs vision
• Improvement of the elasticity of skin around the eyes
• Cosmetic improvements or reshaping of the eyes
This procedure can be utilized along with other cosmetic procedures like a facelift or a brow lift.
Candidacy for Blepharoplasty
Before you undergo an eyelid lift, you should find out if you are a good candidate for it. Generally speaking, the ideal candidate is someone who is over the age of 18, in good health, and has realistic expectations about the cosmetic outcome. The ideal candidate also should have cosmetic or medical issues that can be appropriately addressed with this surgery.
Blepharoplasty offers numerous benefits that make it appealing to people who want to improve or transform the shape and look of their eyes. This surgery is:
• Easy to recover from
• Effective and gives long-lasting results
• Less invasive than other facial cosmetic surgeries