The average age for eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is between 40 and 50 years old. This may seem like a silly time in life to opt for a cosmetic surgical procedure, but if you’re considering blepharoplasty later in life and you begin to think, “what’s the point?” there are a myriad of benefits for a middle-age eyelid surgery. In fact, the improvements blepharoplasty offers surpass those of most surgical procedures popular among 20-30 years olds, and those benefits extend beyond aesthetics and into day-to-day health.
We’ll be talking more about that in our next article, but this week we decided to dive a little deeper into why cosmetic eyelid surgery is an elegant solution to turning back the hands of time, without a trace.
In the cosmetic surgery industry, it’s not uncommon to see patients drop tens of thousands of dollars on multiple procedures to turn back the clock. From facelifts, Botox, breast enhancements to tummy tucks, we’ve all seen pictures of celebrities who went too far nipping and tucking every inch of their bodies. While each of these procedures have their own merit, an excess of cosmetic surgeries can create an artificial appearance, which renders a youthful look useless.
Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure that corrects both cosmetic and functional problems of the periorbita – the area from the upper cheek to the eyebrow. The surgery involves removing any excess skin or fat from around the eyelids, smoothing the muscles underneath and resecting the area for a smooth transition of skin across the periorbita. The results include a reduction in puffy eyes, sagging or drooping skin to create a rested, youthful and alert appearance. You know, how you looked 10-20 years ago, before you started buying concealer. (Some studies even suggest the procedure makes you more likable.)
Overall, the procedure requires minimal incisions, and only takes about 1 – 3 hours to perform with a 1 – 2 week recovery period. So really, it’s no surprise that blepharoplasty leaves no visible scars or obvious telltale signs of surgery. Blepharoplasty is an isolated, minimally invasive procedure that corrects one of the most drastic signs of aging – this makes middle-aged recipients the prime candidates. As before and after cosmetic eyelid surgery photos demonstrate, patients end up with a much younger appearance that fits the face naturally; no upkeep needed.
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