Blepharoplasty is a common procedure that has helped millions of adults regain their bright, cheery appearance. As you may know, it doesn’t matter how vibrant you feel on the inside, your outside doesn’t have to reflect that. Many of us, as we age, start to look much less friendly and happy than we feel. This can affect our professional and social relationships, as well as our sense of self-esteem. Correcting the signs of aging around the eyes often has a meaningful effect on the entire face. However, many people hesitate to schedule a consultation to discuss blepharoplasty eyelid rejuvenation with an experienced doctor. We think the following questions may have a little something to do with that.
Am I the Right Age for Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a minor surgical procedure that is performed on the upper or lower eyelids. Because it is a surgical lift, many people who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their eyes often wonder if they are the right age to do anything about it; at least surgically. Managing the signs of aging is much easier to do with Botox and dermal fillers. The problem is, those solutions are only temporary and, for some people, simply aren’t enough.
To be a good candidate for blepharoplasty doesn’t mean you are a certain age; it means your skin has changed enough to warrant surgery. Many blepharoplasty patients are in their forties. Studies indicate that patients in younger age-brackets often schedule eyelid rejuvenation as an independent procedure. Older patients are more likely to combine blepharoplasty with another type of life, such as a midface lift or brow lift. In any case, we don’t look only at age, we look at how the eyelids have aged and how we can adjust tissue to bring new life to the face.
Are Blepharoplasty Scars Visible?
It would make sense that scars on the eyelids would be visible. If you were to believe this about blepharoplasty, it may keep you from seeking treatment. Scars do result from surgical incisions, but that does not mean they have to be visible. The eyelid skin is quite thin, and this works in our favor when performing blepharoplasty. Because of the thin skin here, scars generally fade to be nearly invisible once fully healed. If someone were to know about your blepharoplasty scars, it would be because you showed them exactly where to look. Even in that case, they wouldn’t notice much more than a tiny mark in the natural crease of the upper eyelids.
The winter months after the holidays have ended are an optimal time to focus on facial rejuvenation such as blepharoplasty. If you would like to see what eyelid rejuvenation can do for you, call (352) 237-8400 and arrange a visit to our Ocala, FL office.