Taking Care of those Baggy Eyelids
An effective blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of the skin around the eyes. Blepharoplasty is a term that describes a surgical procedure performed on the eyelids. The ligaments, muscles and other tissues are tightened. The goal is to make the skin around the eyes look smoother and more relaxed.
The lower eyelid is where most of the wrinkles begin to form. When the skin in this area becomes too tight, it looks like the skin of a baggy eyeshadow. This condition can make it very difficult to see. If you need to wear glasses, it can be very difficult to make the right contact and give your eyes enough vision. In most cases, the eyelids and eye area surrounding them will begin to sag if not handled properly.
The areas that get the most wrinkled are the facial skin’s appearance around the eyes. There are many different treatments that can be used to tighten the skin and help it appear smoother. It is not unusual for a case to require multiple treatments.
Depending on the facial features of the patient, it may be possible to use a blend of dermal fillers and muscles to tighten the skin around the eyes. The benefit of using fillers is that the surgeon can direct the injections to the area that is most critical.
The pit of the stomach and the upper chest are areas where sometimes the skin around the eyes looks extremely stretchy and the eyes appear baggy. For patients who are considered candidates for a blepharoplasty, plastic surgeons often choose to operate in these areas.
The candidate will first be interviewed by a plastic surgeon that specializes in the area. The case will then be presented to an aesthetic physician who will discuss the patient’s requirements and review all of the documentation. They will then recommend whether or not the patient is a good candidate for a blepharoplasty.
It is important to know that there are risks involved with the procedure. The risks include the possibility of permanent wrinkles around the eyes. Therefore, patients should ensure that they select an aesthetic surgeon that has been trained to perform a wide range of aesthetic procedures.
The commonest risk of blepharoplasty is scarring. There are three main ways that patients can achieve scars from blepharoplasty. The crease is often found in the eye socket. The long scar tissue that forms at the bottom of the nose will continue to grow and may extend into the nasal passages.
Patients may also experience a large number of “holes” around the eyes. This scarring is often referred to as “squinting”.
Patients who are opting for this cosmetic procedure should be aware of the risks. The costs associated with blepharoplasty are generally higher than other cosmetic procedures. Therefore, patients will want to consider their financial situation before undergoing the surgery.
If the skin around the eyes begins to sag and become loose, patients may wish to consider stretching the skin using stretch bandages. The incision will have to be closed during this time as well. After the incision has healed, patients may want to get rid of any loose skin using retinol, saline or gel.
Blepharoplasty is a preventative measure to prevent wrinkles. If the condition is already present, blepharoplasty may be performed to reduce any wrinkles around the eyes. No matter which method is chosen, blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed today.