Reasons to Get an Eye Lift or Blepharoplasty
While we can smile to turn our frowns upside down, it can be a bit tougher to smile away eye wrinkles, eye sagging and drooping.
Eyelid lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure to help with sagging around the eyelids and brow area. The surgery is also called a blepharoplasty.
Whether you have bags under your eyes or drooping skin over your upper eyelids, an eye lift could be a good option.
Exploring the procedure further
An eye lift or a blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure that can help fight the signs of aging. As we get older, our eye skin, eyelids and even the muscles that support the eyes can lose their strength.
On an aesthetic level, an eye lift can take years off of your appearance and provide a level of confidence by returning your windows to the soul back to their former selves. Patients also find that they look less tired.
Besides an older appearance, sagging eye skin can result in functional issues. Peripheral vision, as an example, can be impacted, meaning a blepharoplasty can be a great option to return your field of vision to the way it used to be, as well.
What you should look for in a blepharoplasty surgeon
Just like many facial cosmetic procedures, researching the best doctor for you should be top of mind.
Looking for experience will always be a great way to ensure you’re enlisting the right person for the job. Not just experience as a facial plastic surgeon, but experience with upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Make sure you’re able to see various before and afters of patients with similar face shapes, ethnic backgrounds or with the same concerns you have so you know your doctor has experience working with a face and circumstances like yours.
Reasons to get an aesthetic eye lift
Here are a few reasons why someone might look for a cosmetic eye lift procedure.
Enhance your eyes
A lower eye lift can remove the fat beneath the eyes, an upper eyelift will remove the hood of the eye to showcase the beauty of the eyes. This will make you look more rested and draw more attention to your eyes.
More Opportunities for Makeup
Looking for more lid space? An eye lift can create more real estate to have fun with makeup and play with your look.
Many women have a go-to makeup look to enhance their current eye shape, but not being able to do a smokey eye, play with faux lashes or have fun with a more exotic makeup look can be discouraging. An eye lift creates an opportunity to play with makeup!
Match your existing features
An upper blepharoplasty can remove the skin overhanging the eyelid and as a result, can give the eyelid more show. This means for some faces, it can match your existing features better, creating a more symmetrical face.
Like we said previously, the eyes can be a window to the soul, so this one procedure can uncover or emphasize existing facial features to really enhance your look.
Help with Aging
Like your eye shape already? As we mentioned earlier, our eyes can be the first sign of aging on our faces.
An upper & lower blepharoplasty can be a way to combat aging, and help keep your eyes from drooping and sagging. Sometimes we aren’t looking to change our appearance, but just help reverse the clock a few years.
Everyone is different, so the reason you are pursuing an eye lift will vary. However, a great doctor will be able to evaluate what you’re looking for, what is possible with your bone structure, age and health to ensure you see positive results in your recovery.
Dr. Richard Rival is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Toronto. If you have questions about what you should consider for an eye lift, and if you’re a good candidate, contact us to set up a personalized consultation.