It’s said that the eyes are the first to go and the most essential to fix when it comes to ageing. There are several factors why the eyes are more vulnerable to the ageing process: the skin is very thin, making it more prone to developing fine lines and becoming laxer. The delicate tissues below the eyes are also susceptible to gravity, causing fat pads to bulge and eyes to sag. Dark circles and puffiness, whether due to diet, sleep issues or stress, are on prominent display.
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure, but can produce a dramatic transformation.
Key benefits of a blepharoplasty:
- Look younger
The thin skin and constant facial movements in the upper face mean that patients experience faster ageing around the eyes than elsewhere. An upper blepharoplasty is the only effective way to get rid of excess skin on the lids and can leave you looking younger and fresher almost instantly.
- Appear more dynamic
Sagging upper lids or eye bags and dark circles below the eyes mean that patients often feel their eyes make them look tired – or cross – when they aren’t. After an upper and lower eyelid lifts, patients often comment how well-rested and more alert they look post-procedure.
- Minimal scarring
As the eyes are such a prominent facial feature, patients can be concerned about scarring. Yet a blepharoplasty typically results in less noticeable scarring compared to other facial procedures. In the upper lid, Mr Juling Ong will position the incisions in the natural folds of the eye and the thinner tissues mean that scars usually appear very flat and well faded when healed. A lower eyelid lift incision is either made in the lash line or Mr Ong will perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty where the deep layers of the lower eye area are accessed from inside the lid.
- Easier make-up application
Female patients also comment that they find it easier to apply cosmetics after their procedure, as natural definition and smoother skin has been restored to the upper lids and the lower lids look less hollow or bulging, depending on the technique used in a lower blepharoplasty.
- Improve your eyesight
For some, ptosis of the upper lids is so pronounced that it can result in visual problems, impairing your ability to perform normal daily activities. Even patients that have less extensive skin sagging can experience an expanded field of vision after surgery.
- Fewer migraines
Another medical benefit of a blepharoplasty is that it may offer relief to migraine sufferers. In a small American study, plastic surgeons found that an upper blepharoplasty that decompressed specific nerves that trigger migraines provided most participants with a 50% improvement in their migraines. After a year, 50% of participants reported having no migraines at all.
Whatever your motivations for undergoing a blepharoplasty, Mr Juling Ong can discuss all potential risks as well as the benefits during your consultation. Call us on 020 7927 6528 to arrange an appointment today.