There’s a very good reason why eyelid surgery, which is also known as blepharoplasty, increased more than 26% in the United States in 2017 to become the third most popular cosmetic procedure — few deliver the anti-aging punch that this procedure does.
Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, under the expert guidance of Dr. Elliott H. Rose, we provide our New York City patients with the most cutting-edge and effective tools that help dial back the years. And when it comes to your face, the anti-aging effect that a simple eyelid surgery can have is nothing short of remarkable.
If you’d like to explore how eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance to your face, read on.
A delicate matter
When it comes to your appearance, there are two areas that rise above the rest when it comes to how the world sees you — your smile and your eyes. Your eyes, as they say, are the windows to your soul, but not if they’re shrouded by puffy, sagging skin. No matter how well-rested or youthful you feel, tired-looking eyes can, quite literally, overshadow your inner spirit.
There are many reasons for this effect, starting with the delicate skin that surrounds your eyes. As you age, your face is under constant assault by the elements, which breaks down and prematurely ages your skin. This isn’t helped by the fact that with each passing year your tissue naturally loses its structural proteins, namely elastin and collagen, leaving it less resilient and more vulnerable to gravity.
While this natural aging process is taking place everywhere on your skin, the tissue around your eyes is fragile and hypersensitive, making it among the first areas to show the outward effects of aging. And these effects typically take the form of puffy bags under your eyes and lids that begin to sag.
If you want to open your eyes back up, making them look more alert and vibrant, eyelid surgery is the perfect cosmetic procedure. The procedure itself isn’t terribly complicated, and we perform it right here at our state-of-the-art AAAASF-accredited facility. It typically takes Dr. Rose about an hour and a half to complete the eyelid surgery, during which you’ll be under twilight sedation.
Depending upon your goals, Dr. Rose makes limited incisions in order to lift and tighten your lids and remove excess tissue and fat. The incisions are well concealed in the creases of your lids or around your eyelash line, leaving no trace of our work.
After the surgery, you’re free to go home when we’re sure you’re ready. We do ask that someone accompany you afterward since you were under sedation, and the effects may linger.
When you get home, you’ll need to take it easy for a few days and follow our aftercare instructions in order to help you recover more quickly. As we discussed above, the tissue around your eyes is delicate, so it does bruise and swell easily. This is entirely natural, but you can limit these side effects with a good regimen of ice applied according to our specifications.
After about 10-14 days, your results will slowly reveal themselves as the redness and swelling subside. During this time, you’re free to get back to your daily routine (though you should avoid strenuous activity). Just be sure to arm yourself with a nice pair of sunglasses.
After a few weeks, you can toss your shades aside to reveal eyes that sparkle once again with youth and vibrancy.
If you’d like to explore how eyelid surgery can dramatically transform your face, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool on this website to set up a consultation.