As you age, your maturity may increase while your skin’s elasticity starts to decrease. If the skin around your eyes has started to droop— making things like reading or putting on makeup to become increasingly difficult— then you may want to consider getting a blepharoplasty or an eyelift. As a surgical procedure that is designed to lift and remove the skin around the eyelids, a blepharoplasty can change how you see life. Just like with any other medical procedure, however, there are myths about eye lifts. To help you differentiate between fact and fiction, we have created this brief article. Read on to learn more.
It Corrects Wrinkles
In an ideal world, one surgery could be performed to get rid of all skin concerns. Often, patients think that an eyelid lift will get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. However, an eyelid lift won’t be able to help in that department. IF you are interested, we can give you Botox injections to soften these fine lines and wrinkles in conjunction with your eyelid lift.
It Lifts the Brow
When people think of an eyelift, they often think of a brow lift which is used to lift and tighten the skin around the eyebrows. Although similar in nature, an eyelift and a browlift are different procedures. An eyelift only focuses on the skin around the eyelid itself. Whereas a brow lift involves surgically lifting the skin around the eyebrow.
It’s An Invasive Procedure
For the most part, a blepharoplasty is a fairly easy procedure that can be done in our office with just the use of a local anesthetic— meaning that you won’t have to worry about any of the side effects. There are some instances in which general anesthesia will have to be used, but it is very rare.
An eyelid lift can help improve your appearance and functionality. If you would like to learn more about this surgical procedure or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!