One of the first features that others notice about a person are their eyes. Besides being one of the most prominent features on the body, the eyes can play a large part in shaping the look of the face. They can also be one of the first features on the face that begins to show signs of aging thanks to the development of wrinkles, drooping skin, and fine lines. Thankfully, there are surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available to rejuvenate the look of the eyes and these treatments are covered in this informative article.
In general, the most popular choice for enhancing the look of the eyes is a surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty. The procedure is focused on the area of the eyes, and it is able to remove excess fat or skin from the upper or lower eyelids (or both of them).
Patients who prefer to have a nonsurgical procedure can have a thread lift to refresh the look of the eyes. The doctor places medical-grade threads underneath the skin so the sagging skin can be pulled into the desired position. The treatment also provides a lift to the eyelids and stimulates the production of collagen.
Even though cosmetic procedures related to the eyes seem to have always been a popular choice among patients, there has been a continued amount of growth in the performance of blepharoplasty in the last few decades.
One of the reasons it remains popular was revealed earlier in this article. The eyelids can be one of the first facial features that start to show the impact of the aging process. In addition, the continuing growth of eyelid surgery can be traced back to its popularity among younger patients. Instead of simply being viewed as an anti-aging surgery, blepharoplasty is often performed as a preventive measure for younger patients. These patients are looking to rejuvenate their features at a younger age and have the surgery to feel better about their appearance as opposed to the surgery being performed because it is medically necessary.
One of the reasons that patients who are younger in age want to undergo blepharoplasty is the images they view on social media. Since younger patients are now more willing to discuss their procedures and share the results, those viewing the online content want to try and achieve the same look that is free of imperfections when they take a selfie.
In addition, younger patients do not have the same level of reluctance to have surgery or discuss their surgical procedures as patients did in the past. They are willing to document their medical experiences and even share “before and after” photos.
Besides the nonsurgical treatment known as a thread lift that was discussed earlier, there are additional nonsurgical options available to patients. These procedures are popular among those who want to try to refresh the look of the eyes before having surgical blepharoplasty. Some of the most commonly performed nonsurgical treatments include tear trough fillers, Botox, laser resurfacing, and microneedling,
In order to gain the best possible outcome, patients should take note of the tips in this section when planning to have eyelid surgery.
The first step is to conduct in-depth research to find a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in performing surgical and nonsurgical eyelid surgery. A board-certified plastic surgeon will have the necessary training and skills to provide the desired results. The surgeon will also be able to make the patient feel more comfortable by walking them through the steps of the procedure so they will not be surprised during the treatment process.
In addition to performing research to find the right surgeon, patients should also conduct research on both surgical and nonsurgical medical options. They can share their preferred treatment with the surgeon and the doctor will let them know if it is a viable option once a thorough medical examination of the patient has taken place.
It is also important to follow the post-op instructions from the surgeon in order to enjoy a smooth recovery period. These instructions will serve as a guide for the patient to help them maximize their results and also give them information on how to contact the doctor if they have any questions or concerns during the recovery process.
The decision about which eyelid surgery procedure is the best option can sometimes be overwhelming. The patient needs to be comfortable enough with the surgeon of choice to ask questions before the final decision is made. It is important that the patient has all of the necessary information about eyelid surgery and their medical options so they can make an informed decision and feel confident as they start the process of having eyelid surgery.