Your Eyelids are Aging Your Entire Face
- Posted on: Jan 15 2019
Our eyes are the stars of our faces. But, like a fading starlet who’s holding on to a younger role despite no longer looking the part, your eyes are saying you’re old.
It’s not your fault. In Texas, we all get a lot of sun, and our eyes are front and center with that exposure. It’s not like they can cover up under clothing like the rest of your body. Plus, the skin around our eyes and on our eyelids is among the thinnest on the entire human body. If you throw in some fat deposits, your eyes can look droopy, sagging, loose, and wrinkly.
Fortunately, Dr. Lipton can help. He has extensive experience with blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, which can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.
Eyelid surgery can be especially satisfying because its results are dramatic, yet subtle. While this sounds like an impossible contrast, it’s true. Eyelid surgery can make you look 10 even 15 years younger, yet people usually have no idea that you’ve had any surgery. Unlike more dramatic procedures such as breast augmentation or a facelift, after you’ve had eyelid surgery most people won’t know you’ve had surgery, only that your appearance somehow seems younger and refreshed.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Honestly, just about everyone over the age of 35 or 40 could probably benefit from eyelid surgery. If you’ve lived most of your life under the Texas sun or another climate where people spend a lot of time outdoors, this is especially true. And this applies to women and men equally because drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex —they make everyone look much older. Overall, eyelid surgery is the second most popular facial cosmetic surgery after rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Eyelid surgery with Dr. Lipton has a very easy recovery period. After the procedure, your eyelids will likely be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling are minor, particularly if you are diligent with the compress. After just three or four days your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger! There can be some residual swelling, but it usually is gone within 10 days.
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