Eyelid surgery has revolutionized the way that people look at what can be done to improve the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelid or lower eyelid. If needed, it can even be performed on both eyelids at the same time.
For the vast majority of people, eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure. Local anesthesia is used, and the patient is able to return home the same day that they have the procedure performed.
While many people have eyelid surgery performed for cosmetic reasons, many others have it done to improve their vision, which can be impaired if any excess eyelid skin droops too low. These people have seen firsthand the many benefits that come from eyelid surgery.
One nice benefit is that you may have fewer fine lines around your eyes. While this is not the primary reason why people have eyelid surgery done, they do definitely notice a diminished number of fine lines around their eyes. This typically happens when both the upper and lower eyelids have been lifted.
The second benefit of eyelid surgery, and quite honestly the primary reason why people have the surgery performed, is that eyelid surgery can minimize the appearance of bags below or above your eyes. If you have bags underneath your eyes, you just look tired all the time. You look tired even if you’re getting enough sleep. When you have the bags underneath your eyes removed, you can sometimes even improve the appearance of dark circles underneath your eyes. To get the best effect from this procedure, you may want to discuss combining it with another cosmetic procedure during your consultation.
The third benefit is that your vision improves. When you have a lot of heaviness on your upper eyelid, it can cause your eyes to droop down, which impedes your vision. Interestingly, many people note that they have less discomfort in their forehead after having their upper eyelids worked on because their brow muscles do not have to do so much work to keep their eyes open.
The fourth benefit is that you are able to refresh your overall appearance with this single procedure. Your eyes play such an important role in how you appear. When people see you, the first thing that they look at is your eyes. If your eyes are heavy, you just look worn out all the time. You look like you have no energy.
Before having an eyelid procedure performed, many people comment on how their coworkers and peers always treated them as if they were grumpy, even though they were the happiest person in the world. All of this had to do with the appearance of their eyelids.
Once you see the dramatic results produced by an eyelid surgery, you’re going to wonder why you did not have one performed sooner. Having a rejuvenated appearance can go a long way to increasing your self-confidence and your self-esteem. At Colen MD Plastic Surgery, we gladly serve patients in Manhattan and Bergen County with professional cosmetic procedures tailored to the needs of each and every patient. To learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation.