The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate. It’s part of what makes them the most expressive part of the face.
It’s also the reason why your eyelids are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. A good skincare routine can help slow this process but even the most expensive creams and silk pillowcases won’t stop wrinkles and bagginess from forming, and this can start as early as your 30s.
To reduce that tell-tale bagginess and preserve the definition of the upper eyelid crease, more and more people are turning to eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty.
If you’re wondering whether eyelid surgery is right for you, here are some of the benefits to consider.
It creates a more youthful and rested appearance
Surgery removes excess loose skin from around the eyes, brightening your appearance and taking years off your face. It also reduces the puffiness that can contribute to a tired or worn look.
Its benefits are long lasting
Whereas some cosmetic procedures require ongoing maintenance and touch-ups, eyelid surgery is much more enduring. Procedures on the upper eyelid generally have a lifespan of five to seven years while lower eyelid work typically does not ever need to be repeated.
It’s a simple and short procedure
Most surgeries take just one to two hours and can be performed under local anesthesia. There is also no need for a hospital stay during your recovery—you can go home right after.
The recovery time is short
Most patients find they can return to many of their normal routines as early as two days after their procedure and are completely recovered by ten days after. Pain associated with eyelid surgery is minimal and is commonly treated with over-the-counter pain relief medicine. Some bruising may occur but is usually easily masked with makeup.
The risks are minimal
All surgeries carry some risk. However, complications arising from eyelid surgery are rare and are usually minor.
The results are natural looking
Eyelid surgery aims to give you a refreshed look without drastically altering your appearance. Many people won’t even know you had work done—they’ll just wonder why you look so much more vital and well-rested.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about eyelid surgery? At Rodgers Center for Plastic Surgery, our experienced professionals can help you decide if this simple procedure is right for you. We serve the Boise area as well as surrounding areas of Eagle and beyond.
The first step is scheduling a consultation. Contact us today at 208-939-9000.