Why now is a good time for eyelid surgery
- Posted on: Oct 15 2020
The eyes are the first place on the face to show the signs of aging and make you look more tired that you actually are. With the increasing use of face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19, there is a lot of attention being paid to the eyes. Eyelid surgery is already a popular surgery among both men and women, and it’s increasing in popularity. Here are some questions patients have when thinking about rejuvenating the appearance of their eyes.
Am I a good candidate?
The skin around the eye area is thinner than the rest of the face, which is why it’s one of the first places on the face that shows signs of aging. Most men and women over the age of 40 are good candidates for eyelid surgery, as aging eyes can make you look older and tired than you are. Sun damage, smoking and other lifestyle and environmental factors also contribute to the appearance of the eyes.
You are a good candidate for surgery if you have good tone in your facial muscles and tissue and you’re in good general health and don’t have serious eye conditions or diseases.
How is eyelid surgery done?
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that can take 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the extent of surgery and whether both upper and lower eyelids are affected. Excess fat is removed or repositioned, excess skin is trimmed and muscles are tightened to give you a more refreshed look.
One of the biggest draws to eyelid surgery is the fact that the incisions are made so that resulting scars will be hidden. On the upper eyelids, small incisions are made in the crease of the eyelids. On the lower eyelids, small incisions are mad just below the lower eyelash or sometimes within the inside of the eyelid.
Eyelid surgery can give you a boost in confidence and give the rest of the face a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance as well. For a consultation, call our Everett office at (425) 259-2020 today.
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