Over time, our skin loses elasticity and begins to droop and sag. Unfortunately, this can also happen to the eyelid. An upper eyelid lift, also known as an upper blepharoplasty, refers to the removal of excess tissue along the upper eyelids. In addition to skin removal, the procedure repairs areas of laxity and removes puffiness for a more rested and youthful appearance.
Let’s discuss how an upper blepharoplasty can benefit you.
1. Brighter Eyes and Attentive Appearance
The eyes are the main focus of attention in all of our daily interactions. Besides the main function of vision, they can draw others in and are also a way that people express themselves nonverbally.
However, tired and aged eyes can give the perception of fatigue or poor health or a number of other undesirable traits. Removing the extra skin, allows more light to be reflected and gives a more rested and alive look. This simple procedure can restore a more youthful look and you will continue to look like yourself, just a more alert version. This can be especially empowering in the workplace and socially.
2. An Upper Blepharoplasty Improves Vision
The benefits of an eye lift are not all cosmetic.
The loss of tissue elasticity, genetics, stress and environmental factors all start to take a toll on the thinner skin around the eyes starting in our early 30s. Depending on the amount of sagging skin above and around our eyes, this can affect our vision. Those eyelids can get so heavy they can actually obstruct our vision.
This can impede you from performing your best in your daily activities by narrowing your field of vision. These changes can happen gradually and many people do not recognize the consequences including a loss of peripheral vision and decreased focus and depth perception.
3. Alleviate Headaches and Migraines
As your eyes start to experience undue stress and strain due to the reduction in field of vision, this can lead to frequent headaches and possibly migraines.
A surgery that can improve your quality of life is worth learning about and researching.
4. Reduce Wrinkles
This strain that is placed on the field of vision, can foster an environment that forces our forehead into positions that can then lead to increase wrinkling.
Furrowing of the brow as we struggle to see better and focus our vision adds stress to the skin and can then cause the unwanted side effect of wrinkling.
5. Boost Your Confidence
Having a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance makes a big impact in the way you feel. The best outcome is obtained when results are dramatic but look natural.
Upper eyelid lifts are a simple but powerful procedure that can help you feel confident in your workplace and social life. Requiring extra attention for just a few days, most people return to work in about a week.
Get That Shine Back in Your Eyes
An upper blepharoplasty can be performed as an in-office procedure or outpatient procedure and both options will be discussed during your detailed consultation. Other than a refreshed look, there are few, if any, indications that you have had cosmetic surgery.
Interested in learning more about an upper blepharoplasty, contact us.