5 reasons why people get eyelid surgery

Physicians Eye ClinicThe area around the eyes are often the first to show noticeable signs of aging. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and fat padding, making your eyelids appear puffy, baggy and wrinkled. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can help you look younger and more refreshed. Here are five common reasons why someone would want to get eyelid surgery:


  • Improve vision. It may be medically necessary to have an upper eyelid surgery to address droopy eyelids, but it can be an additional benefit to those who are having surgery done for cosmetic reasons. Loose and sagging muscle can be tightened to help improve your vision and erase years from your face.
  • Give the upper eyelid a noticeable fold line. Creating a fold line through upper eyelid surgery is a subtle change that can bring a more youthful appearance to the face.
  • Eliminate bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery removes fatty deposits on both upper and lower eyelids to help lessen the appearance of dark circles and make bags on lower eyelids disappear.
  • Remove excess skin and wrinkles on lower lids. Excess skin can cause wrinkles and sagging under the eyes. Excess skin and fat can be removed and skin tightened to help improve your appearance.
  • Reduce puffiness. Upper and lower eyelid surgery can address puffy eyes by removing excess skin and tightening the skin.

Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly requested procedures among both men and women, especially over the age of 40. Surgical incision lines are designed to easily hide scars. Patients also elect to undergo eyelid surgery because it doesn’t result in much pain, and you will see results after swelling and bruising goes down, usually in the first couple of weeks after surgery.

Aging isn’t the only reason why you may consider eyelid surgery. Your genetics and lifestyle can contribute to the appearance of your eyes. No matter the reason, if your eyelids are making you look more tired, then eyelid surgery may be right for you. Call our Everett office at (425) 259-2020 to schedule a comprehensive consultation.

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