When you think about cosmetic surgery, you may be imagining extensive plastic surgery. But there are many minor cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive and can enhance your appearance by making small changes.
The field of oculoplastics focuses on improving areas of concern on the face, specifically around the eyes. At Shepherd Eye Center, our experienced oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures that can alter the appearance of the areas around your eyes to accomplish many goals.
Keep reading to learn if cosmetic surgery will make you look and feel younger!
There are a variety of conditions that can affect the appearance of your eyelids. One of the more common eyelid conditions is ptosis, which causes one or both eyelids to droop.
Two other eyelid conditions are entropion and ectropion, which occur when the eyelids curl inwards or outwards. These conditions may give your eyes a tired appearance, but they also can cause visual and medical issues.
If your upper eyelids droop, they can also interfere with your vision. In some cases, an eyelid that turns in can lead to inflammation and even infection.
It is possible to have drooping eyelids that don’t have any effect medically. While ptosis can happen to anyone of any age, drooping eyelids can also be a simple side effect of aging.
As you get older, the muscles and skin around your eyelids weaken, causing them to sag. The weakening of these muscles is also what causes bags around the eyes.
All of these conditions are valid reasons to have cosmetic eyelid surgery. They can help both your physical and mental health by helping you feel younger and decreasing any unwanted symptoms you may have.
In some cases, eyelid surgery is necessary to fix these common eye conditions. Specific surgical techniques can treat ectropion and entropion that keep the eyelid from curling in or out.
However, the most common and popular eyelid surgery is called blepharoplasty. A blepharoplasty is a procedure that reduces the appearance of sagging eyelids.
It’s often done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day you have surgery. The procedure is a relatively minor operation and involves making small incisions along the natural folds of your eyelids
Next, your eye surgeon will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the muscles that keep your eyelids in place. Then your eye surgeon will close the incision by using stitches.
Since the incisions are along the natural folds of your eyelids, scarring is minimal and difficult to see.
Rejuvenation Through Blepharoplasty
A blepharoplasty can be used to treat the sagging in the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or both. In some cases, when the droopy lids interfere with vision, your eye surgeon may perform a blepharoplasty to improve your visual field.
However, when your lower eyelids are sagging or puffy, they are most often treated purely for cosmetic reasons. Sagging lower eyelids can make you look and feel more tired than you are.
You can change your appearance to look and feel more positive by reducing the amount of sagging in your lower eyelids. Compared to many major cosmetic procedures, a blepharoplasty is minimally invasive and low risk.
It can’t reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, like crow’s feet. Simply tightening up your eyelids can massively affect your face’s appearance.
Without bags under your eyes, you can look younger and less tired. More importantly, you can feel more youthful and less tired.
Do you want to learn more about how cosmetic surgery can make you look and feel younger? Schedule a consultation at Shepherd Eye Center in Henderson, NV, today!