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Blepharoplasty: Focusing On The Eyes

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is available to address perceived flaws for almost any part of your body. When it comes to essential versus purely cosmetic surgery, the eyes may undergo both. This is the case with blepharoplasty or eyelifts. An individual may need it to address an issue that affects their vision; he or she may also undergo the procedure for aesthetic purposes alone.

What Are Blepharoplasties?

Blepharoplasties are eyelifts. According to 2016 statistics, this procedure is on the rise. In fact, eyelifts continue to retain a position in the top five of surgical cosmetic procedures for adult females, generally older than 55. While it may help restore the peripheral vision, more frequently individuals request it to improve the overall appearance of their eyes and, by extension, their face.

An eyelid lift requires the surgeon remove any excess skin and/or fat from the eyelid. This may occur because of one of three types of eyelid surgeries

  • Upper Blepharoplasty: This focuses on removing any excess fat and/or skin on the upper eyelid
  • Lower Blepharoplasty: This addresses the same condition for the lower eyelid
  • Double (Asian) Eyelid Surgery: This is a variation. The purpose is not to reduce fat on either eyelid but to construct a crease in the upper eyelid alone

These procedures are surgical; however, a non-surgical form is also available. Instead of surgically removing the fat/skin, the physician will utilize one of several injectable fillers, e.g., collagen, hyaluronic acid. This will plump up the tear trough area, restoring volume, therefore, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

The Hope of Blepharoplasty

Choosing to undergo plastic surgery of any type is not something anyone should consider lightly. A blepharoplasty, while not involving serious risks or prolonged recovery is, nonetheless, a surgical procedure. Talk to a professional and qualified surgeon. This will help you make an informed decision.

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