Yes, you can cosmetically change your eyelids. Here’s how blepharoplasty works at Nip Tuck Aesthetics.
What is Blepharoplasty?
The eyes are one of the first facial features that reveal our actual age. As we age, our eyelid skin will begin to lose its elasticity and could start to sag or droop. Excess fatty tissue may accumulate, forming “bags” beneath the eyes.
A band is present in the eyes that holds back fatty tissue. This band may begin to loosen with time, and the fat will slide forward, stretching out the skin. At the same time, the upper eyelid will impart hooding with the lower, showing bags and puffiness.
Blepharoplasty surgery is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery technique because of the subtle yet profound difference in patients. While patients will look well-rested after blepharoplasty surgery in Miami, however, it will not startlingly alter their appearance. Instead, this procedure addresses the tired, older, and aged look in the eyes.
The goal of eyelid surgery is to remove excess fat and skin while tightening the eye. As a result, patients will experience a better, more youthful appearance.
The incisions in blepharoplasty surgery in Miami are small in the upper eyelid crease and right underneath the lower eyelid lashes. Once they heal, the scarring appears invisible.
Recovery is also quick, and stitches stay in for a couple of days. Many patients will undergo surgery to get their eyelids done on a Saturday and get the stitches out as early as Monday morning. They simply need to put on some coverup makeup and can return to work.
Is Blepharoplasty Surgery Right For Me?
Age is not a significant factor in eyelid surgery. Both men and women in their twenties undergo eyelid surgery due to puffiness and other conditions. Nevertheless, the age of blepharoplasty patients is typically in the mid-to-late thirties. This is often when patients begin to see a notable change in the way their eyelids look.
Individuals in their late seventies and early eighties additionally undergo eyelid surgery as well. Blepharoplasty surgery in Miami remains an ideal treatment to help both men and women at any age look vibrant, youthful, and refreshed.
However, blepharoplasty isn’t just a cosmetic surgery. Many patients require it for medical reasons, such as experiencing droopy or sagging eyelids that keep their eyes from opening completely. Therefore, removing this excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision. Blepharoplasty may be a good option if you suffer from:
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
There are also circumstances where patients undergo blepharoplasty at the same time as another procedure, such as a brow lift, face-lift, or skin resurfacing.
But all of this information begs the question—how much do you have to pay? Well, that depends on several factors. Insurance coverage may depend on whether your surgery repairs a medical condition, such as impaired vision. If you have the surgery for only cosmetic reasons, the cost likely won’t be covered by your insurance.
The Risks of Blepharoplasty
With every surgical procedure, there are risks and possible side effects. Whether you are treating a medical or cosmetic issue, blepharoplasty comes with its own set of risks. Talking about this with your surgeon is of the utmost importance. Possible risks of eyelid surgery include:
- Infection and bleeding
- Dry, irritated eyes
- Skin discoloration
- Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems
- Noticeable scarring
- Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight
- Injury to eye muscles
- The need for a follow-up surgery
- Risks associated with surgery in general, including reaction to anesthesia and blood clots
We also recommend talking to your primary doctor about how the risks of blepharoplasty apply to you. Your PCP likely knows you better than your plastic surgeon, so they can accurately weigh the benefits and risks to help you decide if this procedure is a good option.
Preparing for Your Blepharoplasty
Before your eyelid surgery, you’ll need to take these steps:
- A physical examination. Your surgeon will conduct this, which may include testing your tear production and measuring parts of your eyelids.
- A vision examination. Your optometrist will examine your eyes and test your vision, including your peripheral vision. This is needed to support an insurance claim if you decide to go through that route.
- Eyelid photography. Your eyes will be photographed from different angles. These photos help plan the surgery, assess its immediate and long-term effects, and support an insurance claim.
Plastic Surgery and Blepharoplasty in Miami
We understand plastic surgery procedures can be hard to navigate and nerve-wracking. These intensive surgeries are often expensive, time-consuming, and require plenty of downtime and recovery. We understand you likely have many questions about all of these aspects, so we have a list of FAQs that you can look at before you book with us!
Please take a look at our blepharoplasty before and after pictures.