The process of aging can take its toll on many areas of the face, but few are more prominent than the eyes. When wrinkles and sagging eyelids develop, it can make you look more than old – you can also appear chronically tired, angry or worried. With the impact aging can have on the eyes, it’s no wonder many people turn to eyelid enhancement as a way of turning back the clock. Check out these five benefits eyelid surgery can offer you.

Eye Refreshment

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is one of the most effective ways to wake up a tired looking face by refreshing the appearance of the eyes. This procedure removes excess tissue and skin on the upper lid, opening up the eye once again. Excess folds in the upper lid can also be removed, smoothing the skin and making it easier to apply eye makeup. The lower lid can also be addressed, removing the appearance of puffiness underneath the eye that seems to develop with age.

Smoothing Away Aging Signs

The fragile skin around the eyes is also vulnerable to telltale signs of aging like fine lines and creases. Blepharoplasty can address some of the lines that develop around the eyes, particularly fine lines that appear around the lower eyelid. If there are other lines that are causing concern, such as small lines in the outer corners of the eyes known as crow’s feet, combining blepharoplasty with an injectable cosmetic treatment might be the way to produce the full desired results.

Dramatic, Long-Lasting Results

While injectable treatments alone can provide significant enhancement to the eye area, they are limited in terms of the results they can achieve and the duration of those results. Eyelid surgery offers more dramatic results in its ability to actually remove excess skin and tissue from the eye area. The results of blepharoplasty are also long-lasting, which means one procedure will give you the results you are looking for without the need for touch-ups for many, many years.

Increased Self-Confidence

As a primary focal point of the face, your eyes tend to reveal much about you. Unfortunately, that can also include the aging process, making you look older than you feel and self-conscious about your appearance. In addition to helping you meet your cosmetic goals, blepharoplasty can increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem. The procedure can also make it easier for you to apply makeup to the eye area, ensuring you are able to put your best face forward every day.

Improved Vision

For some, changes to the skin and tissue around the eye are more than a cosmetic concern. Excess tissue and loose skin can actually interfere with your line of vision if the eyelid begins to hang too low over the eye. In these cases, insurance coverage may be available for at least a portion of your blepharoplasty procedure, since it is recommended for medical purposes as well as cosmetic ones. By removing that excess skin, we can open up your eye and improve your line of vision with results that will be permanent for most patients.

If blepharoplasty sounds like the right procedure for you, the next step is to select a plastic surgeon who is experienced in this procedure and can offer you the best possible results. Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute has performed hundreds of eyelid enhancement surgeries and will help you determine which technique and procedure will provide you the best possible results.

To learn more, contact Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876.