Many say that our eyes are the window to our soul, but your sagging upper and lower eyelid can easily hide that window. Sometimes, these effects may be caused by genetics or some illness you are dealing with. Other times, the eyelids can sag due to a lack of collagen as you age. 

To solve this issue, blepharoplasty (also referred to as eyelid surgery) can help you open up your eyes. More than 1.4 million people all over the world get blepharoplasty procedures every day, making it quite a standard surgical option. In this blog, you can learn more about blepharoplasty and why you should contact Dr. Ariel Ostad to help enhance your facial appearance.

What Is Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is designed to remove extra skin from your upper and puffiness from your lower eyelid, offering you a lifting effect. The surgery is often performed on patients with sagging or wrinkled eye bags or folds of skin over the eyelid. With blepharoplasty, you can reduce puffiness and make the eyes look much more youthful. 

The procedure is relatively simple, and the incision is made in an area that can be easily concealed. For upper blepharoplasty, the incision is typically placed in the upper eyelid crease, and the incision is underneath the lash line if the lower eyelid is addressed. Once the excess skin is removed, the area will be remodeled to provide a lifting effect.  

Why Should You Get This Procedure?

Here are several reasons why you may want to undergo blepharoplasty:

  • To Appear Less Tired

Once your eyelids begin to sag due to excess skin, it can cause your eyes to look half closed, like you are falling asleep. You may be fully rested, but your eyes make you appear constantly tired. Blepharoplasty can remove the skin that causes your eyelid to drop, helping you look more alert.

  • To Look Much More Youthful

As the collagen level drops, excess skin on the eyelid area can begin to crimple, making you look much older than you probably are. With blepharoplasty, you can reduce the skin that causes the wrinkling effect, offering you a youthful look.

  • To Improve Your Vision

Eyelid ptosis (or the descent of the eyelid margin) can cause vision impairment as the skin drops in front of the eye line. When opting for blepharoplasty, you can improve your field of vision by removing the excess skin that is blocking it. 

  • To Reduce Forehead Wrinkles

As strange as it may seem, droopy eyes can also indirectly lead to the formation of dynamic wrinkles. When your eyelids droop in front of your vision line, you might need to raise your eyebrows to get a better view. The more you repeat this action, the higher the chance for creases to form on the forehead. 

  • To Reduce Migraines

The constant visual strain can also make you develop migraines and chronic headaches. Correcting the visual impairment using blepharoplasty can help reduce your migraine episodes and improve your well-being. 

  • To Make You Look Friendlier

Eyes are often the primary way in which we read people’s moods. When we look into their eyes and notice their eyelids drooping, we might mistake it for boredom or anger. Upper and lower blepharoplasty helps to regain control over facial cues to convey feelings.

The Bottom Line

Upper or lower blepharoplasty can make a person feel more confident in their aesthetic and can help them regain complete control of their vision. You just need to determine if you’re the right candidate for the procedure. Contact Dr. Ostad and schedule an appointment for an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty.

Contact Dr. Ariel Ostad, MD, at 212-517-7900 for more information about upper and lower blepharoplasties. He has helped numerous patients like you from his Upper East Side of Manhattan practice. Alternatively, you can use our online contact form, and we will contact you for an appointment.

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