May, 15, 2013, Dallas, TX- Eyes are considered the mirror to the soul, they are one of the first things people notice about us and can convey to others a range of emotions from the love to angers. The eyes also tell others something about us that we may want to hide; our ages.
As most people enter the late thirties and early forties, fine lines– what we refer to as crow’s feet–begin to develop around the eyes corner an underneath, making us look older than we feel.
In addition to crow’s feet, older men and women may also notice that they have excess skin on their upper eyelids, bags or dark circles under the eyes, or droopy lower lids. Wrinkles and bags can make a person look tired and worn out, and though this may not be a person feels, it can give others that impression.
Because the human eyes are so expressive, those fine lines and droopy lids can quickly give away a person’s age, but there is a way to defy aging and maintain a youthful appearance through an eyelift.
Eyelifts, known as blepharoplasty, are one of the five most common cosmetic surgeries American men and women undergo, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. While some procedures, namely body contouring, declined in 2012, statistics from the ASAP indicate that eyelifts increased by 4 percent. Overall plastic surgeons performed 204,000 eyelifts in 2012.
Blepharoplasty is a surgery that requires anesthesia so patients thinking about having this procedure should be aware of what it and the subsequent recovery entails.
Typically, eyelifts require anesthesia, but depending of the extent of the procedure, a patient can chose from intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. It’s important to ask your Dallas cosmetic surgeon which option will be best for you.
This surgery requires incisions to remove excessive skin or fatty deposits, but when plastic surgeons make the incisions, they do so in the natural contours so that once the healing process is complete patients do not have noticeable scars.
Following the procedure, an eyelift patient may experience some discomfort which can include blurry vision, caused primarily by the post-operative ointment your plastic surgeon will use. This will clear up quickly and shouldn’t cause any long-term problems.
Puffiness, mild pain and discomfort may last up to week to 10 days following the procedure so patients should take this time off of work, and limit their activities. This should be taken into consideration when planning your eyelift.
A patient can wear their eyeglasses immediately following the surgery but should refrain from wearing contact lenses for at least 14 days. Wearing eye make should be avoided for at least week after surgery. Reading and watching television will be possible a few days after the procedure.
Though there will be mild discomfort after the procedure, looking younger and less worn out will make the procedure well worth the time and money. If you are considering an eyelift, contact Dallas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffery Adelglass to set up a consultation. Dr. Adelglass has performed numerous eyelifts in his Dallas practice and will gladly share his success stories with you.