Stay Away from Early Signs of Aging through Blepharoplasty

Stay Away from Early Signs of Aging through Blepharoplasty

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Are you just fed up and annoyed with people asking “why are you looking tired and sad?” when you are actually neither tired nor sad. Did you think why they are making false assumptions about you? Is it your appearance or your presentation that is falsely describing you? Yes, it is your appearance. When you are not tired but still look weary, it may be due to early signs of aging that you are just so accustomed to that you do not notice them in mirror. 

Heavy eyelid gives a weary appearance

Your eyes are the most charming part of your personality and the bad thing is that they easily display signs of aging in the form of skin and fat accumulation in upper eyelids and heavy and saggy, resulting in giving you a sleepy and exhausted appearance. This excess skin can easily be treated with upper eyelid surgery that removes extra skin and fat tissues from eyelids and make them normal.

Upper eyelid surgery is simple and frequently done

A study conducted by International Communications Research for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that blepharoplasty is one of the most sought after and frequently done plastic surgeries that are more common in women aged 35-60 years. 

The procedure is plain

The surgery starts with a small incision in upper eyelid that is made along the natural crease line of the eyelid to avoid any scar. Surgeon then removes excess skin and sutures back the incision. Whole procedure takes 1 to 3 hours and is done under local anesthesia.

Recovery is easy with minimum discomfort

The recovery process usually takes 6 weeks and you need to follow the surgeon’s advises and home care recommendations. Painkillers are given to lessen any pain and incisions are kept lubricated with an ointment. It is best to keep ice pads on eyes to minimize swelling and bruising. After 3 to 4 days, lukewarm pads are generally recommended. You should wear sun glasses to avoid irritation due to wind or sun exposure. Tearing and blurred vision may occur but settles down quickly.   

Initially scars appear and then fade away

The surgeon makes incision along the natural crease line on the eyelid or below the lashes of the eyelid that makes it invisible. The scar just hid itself in skin crease and no one notices it. The surgical scar usually appears dark red during the first 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. Then it fades away with time and become less noticeable. IMO, keloids and hypertrophic scars are quite uncommon in blepharoplasty.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is at times covered by insurance

Some people develop too much skin on the upper eyelid that pushes the lid and produces visual obstruction; a condition known as dermatachalasis. Usually insurances pay whole or a fraction of the total expense in this case because here the purpose of the surgery is not cosmetic, rather functional. You should consult an ophthalmologist to check if excess skin is causing a visual obstruction. 

There are non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty

Chemical peels, Botox and dermal fillers are non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty, however, they are workable only for early signs of facial aging because of their inability to treat deep wrinkles. Technically these treatments are not blepharoplasty.

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