There are many signs of ageing that can be disguised with just a little help from makeup. However, excess skin around the eyes that droops is nearly impossible to conceal. While sunglasses will hide this condition, no one other than Vogue editor Anna Wintour wants to walk around with those on all day.
Another reason eye bags are so frustrating is of all the conditions that can make you look older, this often has the most dramatic effect. What’s worse is this condition can affect people of all ages. And since drooping skin around the eyes affects both men and women, everyone is looking for a way to banish this problem.
Even though eyelid laxity can take a toll on the self-confidence of everyone from twenty-something women to men in their sixties, the good news is that a solution does exist. The solution to this problem is eyelid surgery. And because more people know at least one person who has gotten great results from this procedure, the total number of individuals undergoing a blepharoplasty last year increased by 14%.
Is A Blepharoplasty Right for You?
As you probably realized while reading the previous sentence, blepharoplasty is the technical name for an eye bag removal. This term is used regardless of whether the fat and skin being removed is on the upper or lower eyelids. Lifting the skin that surrounds the eyes, tightening eyelid folds and creases, and reducing drooping are all things that can be accomplished through a blepharoplasty.
In terms of what this procedure can’t do, the main thing to know is it won’t help with lines like crow’s feet. However, if you’re also interested in removing those lines, it is possible to do another procedure in conjunction with a blepharoplasty. Both fillers and wrinkle injections are very effective options for reducing the visibility of or even eliminating crow’s feet.
If you’re interested in having this procedure done, the first step is to meet with a qualified surgeon. When it comes to choosing, be sure to select a surgeon who performs this specific procedure on a regular basis. During your consultation, the surgeon you meet with will be able to confirm that a blepharoplasty is the right choice for your specific goals.
What’s the Difference Between An Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
An upper blepharoplasty is the simpler of the two procedures. This method of eye bag removal can be completed in under 45 minutes. Because this procedure is very safe and done under local anaesthetic, you’ll be able to return home right after and should experience very little downtime.
Although a lower blepharoplasty is a more complicated procedure and takes 1 to 2 hours to complete, it’s still a very safe way to start enjoying a more youthful appearance. Keep in mind that this procedure does usually require general anaesthetic.
Whether you’re thinking about having one of these procedures or a combination of both, if you want to look younger and less tired, there’s no better time than now to schedule a consultation.