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The eyes are one of the most important features on your face. They show how alert you are, they can communicate a lot about your personality, and they are vital to doing everyday activities. If you’re looking for an eye lift surgery that will help you see better, make your eyes look younger, brighter, and more awake then this blog post is for you!
The Benefits of Eye Lift Surgery
One of the benefits of Eye Lift surgery is that it can improve your vision. With age, the muscles and tissues in our eyelids start to droop down which changes how we see things. This makes activities like reading much harder because you have a narrow field of view. With this procedure, the muscles and tissues can be tightened which increases your field of vision, making it much easier to read and do other activities. Furthermore, if skin or tissue is drooping over the eye and impacting peripheral vision, corrective surgery in the form of a Blepharoplasty is often covered by health insurance.
Do you struggle with migraines? One of the least known benefits of Eye Lift Surgery is that it can reduce your migraines. When the muscles and tissues start to droop down, it forms a pressure point on our heads that then triggers migraines. After an eye lift surgery, this pressure point is removed which means you have less frequent headaches.
Another benefit of having an eye lift surgery is that you will have a more refreshed appearance. This is one of the most common reasons people choose to get this surgery, and it’s easy to see why! No longer do your eyes look tired or sunken in. You’ll feel like they’re brighter and more awake which makes you look better overall. As they say, when you look good, you feel good!
Types of Eye Lift Surgery
Eye Lift surgery is called different names depending on the surgeon and what they prefer to do. Generally, there are three types of surgeries that fall under the umbrella of an Eye Lift. The three types are Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty, and an Eyelid Lift. It is important to schedule a consultation to determine which one is best for you.
An Upper Blepharoplasty is the most common type of Eye Lift surgery. This is where the surgeon removes excess fat and skin from your upper eyelid to create a more contoured appearance with less sagging.
With this surgery, you’ll have a fresher appearance and improved vision, making it the best option if you’re looking for a single procedure that covers all of these areas.
A Lower Blepharoplasty is where the surgeon removes excess fat from under your lower eyelids. This creates a more alert appearance where your eyes look brighter and healthier instead of tired, sunken-in, and older than you actually are.
The reason this is called a “lower” blepharoplasty is that the surgeon doesn’t remove any skin or fat from above the eye but only removes excess below.
Eye Lid Lift
The final type of eye procedure is an Eyelid Lift. This covers both Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty surgeries in one, but it also includes removing excess skin from the forehead. With this surgery, you’ll have a fresher appearance with more alert eyes that show your personality better. You may even be able to do activities like reading better.
Eye Lift surgery is a great way to improve your appearance and increase your quality of life. It’s important that you know the benefits, types, and side effects before making any decisions about eye lifts in order to make an educated decision. Our team would be happy to answer any questions and help you book your complimentary in-person or online consultation with Dr. Castrellón to learn more! Get in touch today.
Frequently Ask Questions
It’s important for you to avoid sneezing, coughing, and vomiting (throwing up), as much as you can. These can raise your blood pressure and cause bleeding at your surgical sites. Avoid bending at the waist or lifting items heavier than 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) for 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery.
Your eyelid may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. The appearance of your eye may continue to get better for 1 to 3 months. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days.
Your eyelids will probably look puffy after surgery. The incisions will probably look red, too. The swelling and bruising involved with blepharoplasty recovery tend to resemble a black eye. That is all normal.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery: The Main Differences. Unlike blepharoplasty, which is considered a cosmetic procedure, ptosis repair is primarily functional. Ptosis repair tightens or shortens the eyelid muscle so that it can once again lift and open the eyelid adequately.