Getting Rid of the Tired Eyes Look with Blepharoplasty
The most noticeable aging, unfortunately, shows up on the face. In particular, aging is unmistakable around the eyes. This can be a distressing part of aging, and it can happen to people in their 30s. Fortunately, a plastic surgery procedure called Blepharoplasty can provide relief.
What Blepharoplasty Is
When there is loose skin above the eyes or sagging bags under the eyes, this form of Eyelid Surgery can help tremendously. It can be done on either the lower lids or upper or both.
As skin ages, and skin begins the aging process as early as 32 or 34 years of age, it loses its elasticity. Often this is part of the skin’s loss of collagen which keeps skin looking supple and taut. This process happens to the eyelids as well. The eyelids have such sensitive and fragile skin that the aging process is accentuated.
The plastic surgery procedure that can take care of this problem helps young and older individuals. It works by having any protruding fat or excess skin repositioned or removed by a qualified plastic surgeon.
First, a potential patient should find a surgeon qualified and experience to do this specific type of plastic Facial Surgery. It is important to meet with a doctor to have a full evaluation done before thinking of getting the procedure done.
In mild cases, it may be better to get a chemical or laser peel done. It might solve the problem of tired, saggy, baggy eyes. If not, the surgeon will explain how he or she will approach the problem for a particular patient. This will be determined by the surgeon taking a closer look at the individual’s skin type and texture.
Any man or woman who has healthy skin and muscles around the eyelids should be a good candidate for receiving the surgery. This is especially the case if the drooping or sagging is prominent enough.
Preparing for Eyelid Procedures
Before the operation, do not take any drugs like aspirin or Motrin. Also, avoid herbal supplements. All of these could cause greater bleeding during the procedure.
The operation might involve a trans-conjunctival approach. This is where no visible incision occurs. The surgeon will tighten the lids and may need to remove any excess fat or skin.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes to two hours. A patient will likely get a local anesthesia along with some sedation.
After the operation, it will take a few more weeks before the ultimate results are noticed. The patient can expect some redness and will need to be lubricated. The surgeon will send a patient home with a special lubricating ointment. The doctor may also prescribe the patient oral medications.
Of course, this type of plastic facial surgery will not stop eyes from aging for good. That is simply not possible. However, this operation should give lasting results. In some cases, the results may last an entire life.
Thanks to blepharoplasty, the tired eyes look can be a thing of the past. Talk to a qualified plastic surgeon for more advice.