When people think about cosmetic surgery, they often think of tummy tucks and nose jobs, but eyelid surgery, formally called blepharoplasty, ranks among the top cosmetic procedures in the United States, especially among those seeking anti-aging solutions. After all, blepharoplasty makes your eyes and face look more vibrant and youthful.
At Beauty by Brueck, we understand the secrets to making women and men look and feel younger and it often lays in the eyes and eyelids, which show age well before the rest of the face. We’re here today to explain why eyelid surgery ranks as the fifth most popular procedure and to help you determine if it can meet your anti-aging needs.
Eyelids show your age
As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, proteins that are essential for maintaining strong, resilient skin. As your skin becomes more fragile, another problem arises: a drop in hyaluronic acid production. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin hold moisture and when its production drops, skin becomes dry and loses its youthful texture and softness.
Together, the loss of strength, elasticity, and moisture create wrinkles and sagging skin. The skin in your eyelids and around your eyes are significantly impacted though, as this skin is thinner and more delicate than the rest of your facial skin. As a result, your eyelids succumb to aging before the rest of your skin.
To make matters worse, the rapidly aging eyelids become highlighted by the rest of your face, which looks much younger. Your eyelids stand out as they sag and fine lines develop, making you look older than you feel.
Blepharoplasty can reverse these signs of aging and produce remarkable results, as the procedure creates rejuvenated eyelids that no longer contradict the rest of your skin. As a result, your new eyelids brighten the whole face, making you look energized and younger immediately after the surgery.
Eyelids succumb to gravity
We normally talk about fat like it’s a bad thing, but a natural layer of fat under your skin provides youthful volume, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and connects your skin to muscles, which prevents sagging. This fat thins as you get older and loses its structural integrity, causing it to give in to gravity and allowing it to accumulate in pockets around your face. This change in fat becomes especially noticeable around the eyelids, creating puffy upper eyelids and baggy areas under your eyes.
Between the weakened skin and fat movement, heavy upper eyelids develop that droop down over your eyes. In severe cases, your eyelids become more than a cosmetic problem and can interfere with your vision.
Turn back time with blepharoplasty
During a blepharoplasty surgery, we remove excess skin, tighten your muscles, and reposition or remove fat, if needed, for the best results. The procedure can include improvements on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, based on your problem areas and the changes you want to achieve.
Here at Beauty by Brueck, we use blepharoplasty to correct problems like:
- Eyelids that sag or droop
- Excess skin on the eyelids
- Fat accumulation
- Fat deposits
- Fine lines and wrinkles
In most cases, blepharoplasty focuses on cosmetic changes, but the procedure can also treat ptosis, a condition that occurs when aging muscles weaken and fail to fully open your upper eyelid.
When the appearance of your eyelids makes you look older than you feel, it’s time to consider eyelid surgery. We’re happy to answer your questions, so call Beauty by Brueck today or schedule a consultation using the online booking feature.