Posted by: North Georgia Eye Associates in Blog

Have you noticed more bags under your eyes and wrinkles on your face, especially around your eyelids? Wrinkles and lines are part of aging, and your face is one of the most obvious places to see these signs.

While wrinkles are a normal side effect of aging, certain wrinkles can make you feel particularly self-conscious about your appearance. Bags under your eyes and drooping eyelids may make you think you look tired, worn out, or older than you are.

If you’re tired of avoiding mirrors because you don’t like what you see looking back at you, it’s time to do something about it. Keep reading for 7 signs you may benefit from eyelid surgery and learn what it can do for your sagging eyelids!

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is an oculoplastic procedure often performed to treat cosmetic concerns. It removes excess skin, fat, and muscle to help patients look younger and more vibrant.

Blepharoplasty reduces the appearance of loose skin in and around the eyelids and can also improve the appearance of bags under the eyes. It can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or both.

Blepharoplasty is often performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll go home after it’s over. It involves creating small incisions in the eyelids along the natural creases to hide any visible scarring.

These incisions are usually closed by one or two stitches that dissolve independently. The results of blepharoplasty can be incredible, significantly reducing the appearance of drooping eyelids that make you feel older or less attractive than you are.

But is blepharoplasty for you? Here are 7 signs that you could personally benefit from the procedure:

1.   You Have Bags Under Your Eyes

It may not be obvious, but puffy, wrinkled skin under the eyes is caused by drooping lower eyelids. As you age, the skin under your eyes loses its elasticity, causing it to sag more and lose its firmness.

Sagging lower eyelids cause the skin under the eyelids to droop, leading to bags under the eyes. Bags under the eyes are a common sign of aging, and while they’re normal, they can make you feel older and more tired than you really are.

You may also look more tired even after a whole night’s sleep or find that bags under your eyes are a constant, no matter what you do. Eyelid surgery can smooth out these bags and give you a brighter appearance that helps you feel more confident and lively.

2.   Your Upper Eyelids Droop

Just like your lower eyelids droop, your upper eyelids can sag. This is usually caused by poor skin elasticity.

However, drooping upper eyelids can make it hard to open your eyes all the way. Because of this, you may also find that you look more tired than you are.

Blepharoplasty can help your eyes look wide open again, giving you the appearance of having more energy. If you want to look energized and ready to take on the world, blepharoplasty could be the perfect step.

3.   Your Eyelids Cover Your Eyes

Drooping upper eyelids can also limit your vision. When your eyelids droop in front of your eyes and make it hard to open them all the way, they can restrict your visual field.

Not only can blepharoplasty help you by restoring your visual field, but it may also mean that your insurance could partially cover your procedure. However, that’s only possible if blepharoplasty is deemed medically necessary for improving your visual field and ability to see clearly.

If this occurs, your oculoplastic surgeon at North Georgia Eye Associates will work with your insurance to ensure that at least part of the procedure is covered. Even if you’re having blepharoplasty for primarily cosmetic reasons, if your surgeon can provide documentation to prove the procedure will improve your vision, your insurance may still contribute to the cost of blepharoplasty.

4.   You’re in Good Health

You must be in good health to have eyelid surgery. You’ll undergo an evaluation and consultation at North Georgia Eye Associates to ensure blepharoplasty is safe and that you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

To be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you shouldn’t be a smoker and shouldn’t have any existing skin, muscle, or nerve conditions that could interfere with the procedure. If you think you could be a good candidate, the only way to know is to schedule a consultation at North Georgia Eye Associates.

5.   You Want to Rejuvenate Your Eyelids

Does having saggy or droopy eyelids make you feel like your whole face looks older? As typical as sagging skin is, wanting smoother, tighter eyelids is just as normal.

Eyelid surgery can subtly enhance the appearance of your face by rejuvenating your eyelids. You can have upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or even both to make yourself look and, more importantly, feel more youthful.

6.   You Want to Regain Your Confidence

Any cosmetic procedure is only as good as it makes you feel. Your appearance is about you, not how other people perceive you.

If you feel self-conscious about your appearance, it can affect your behavior. By the same token, liking your appearance more can also affect your behavior, giving you more confidence.

If your sagging eyelids have affected your confidence, you can regain it with eyelid surgery!

7.   You Want Lasting Results

The results of eyelid surgery aren’t just exceptional; they also last a long time. Lower blepharoplasty has long-lasting results because your lower eyelids are less likely to sag after the procedure, even as you continue aging.

Upper blepharoplasty lasts around seven years. However, you can extend the results of these procedures by following a good skincare regime.

Are you ready to look better? Today, take the first step by requesting your blepharoplasty consultation at North Georgia Eye Associates in Braselton, GA! Isn’t it time to feel good, inside and out?