Do You Have Tired Eyes?
- Posted on: Oct 30 2017
Our eyes have such a big role, both functionally and as part of the overall appearance of our face. Most people say they notice a person’s eyes first when meeting for the first time. And our eyes play a big role in showing our expressions.
It’s too bad that they are surrounded by some of the thinnest skin on the entire human body. Plus, our eyes are usually at the mercy of the elements. When not behind sunglasses, our eyes have to take the sun, the wind, and everything else the environment has to throw at them.
No wonder we start to show our age and in many cases more than our actual age, with our eyes!
Eyelid surgery with Dr. Lipton can refresh your eyes and your overall facial appearance.
Everyone wants younger looking eyes
Every year when the statistics for cosmetic surgeries worldwide are released blepharoplasty, the clinical term for eyelid surgery is one of the most popular surgeries. This is likely due to two reasons. First, the eyes are so visible, and signs of aging are so evident. Second, eyelid surgery is a very rewarding surgery that is very subtle at the same time. Unless a person knows you’ve had eyelid surgery, they will have no idea. They’ll know you look younger somehow, but won’t be able to place their finger on what is different. Blepharoplasty is quite different than procedures such as arm lifts, facelifts, or breast augmentation, where people will see instantly what you’ve had done.
For men and women
Another unique thing about eyelid surgery is that it is popular with both women and men. That’s because drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes aren’t privy to one sex over the other. Studies show that more and more men are opting to have eyelid surgery to appear younger in the workplace.
Dr. Lipton performs surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids or just one of them, depending on your unique needs. Due to this variation, the procedure can run as short as 45 minutes or as long as two hours.
In the upper eyelids, Dr. Lipton makes a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid to conceal any scarring. He tightens the muscles as needed, repositions fat, and removes any excess skin.
In the lower eyelid, He usually makes the incision just below the lower eyelash. An alternate location is inside the lower lid, where there won’t be any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness that is so prevalent in many aging lower eyelids. Dr. Lipton is very careful with removing fat in the lower eyelid, to keep the patient from having a gaunt appearance afterward. He prefers to simply reposition fat in the area.
Recovery is not difficult
When compared to involved recoveries from procedures such as tummy tucks, recovering from eyelid surgery is not hard at all. When you get home after your surgery, your eyes will be covered with light gauze. We’ll provide you with an eye lubricant and a cold compress. If you are attentive with your compress, your swelling can be very minor. Bruising usually isn’t bad, either. After one week, your stitches will come out, and you’ll look pretty good. There can be some residual swelling, but it’s not serious. Your new, younger eyelids will be ready for the public very quickly.
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