Some people say that the eyes are the windows to your soul. But sometimes, no matter how beautiful your eyes may be, they are overshadowed by the look of your eyelids, which may be one of the first places on your face to show signs of aging. Sagging and drooping of the upper and lower eyelids can make them look older than they actually are, and give them a tired appearance that just doesn’t reflect the true amount of energy and alertness they have inside. Others may have dark under-eye circles, which always make them appear fatigued. For these reasons, many patients pick Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC for blepharoplasty, also known as an eye lift.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure Explained
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for an eyelift, which can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both to address drooping and sagging, as well as fatty pads of tissue that cause dark under eye circles. In a delicate plastic surgery procedure, blepharoplasty incisions are made along your eyelid’s creases or inside your lower eyelid, so that nobody will know that you’ve had work done. They’ll just think you’ve been refreshed and rejuvenated and that you look like a better version of yourself!
Are There Other Conditions That Blepharoplasty Can Address?
While blepharoplasty is a condition to treat your eyelids, there are a variety of reasons why patients seek out the surgery. And sometimes, patients are younger than you might think! Since drooping eyelids can obstruct vision, some blepharoplasty patients choose the procedure not for cosmetic reasons, but for functional ones so that they can be restored to full vision. It’s important to note, that blepharoplasty will not change your eye’s acuity or field of vision, but only your ability to see fully out of your eyes if droopy eyelids obstruct them.
How Long Do Blepharoplasty Results Last?
Since aging is a process that never stops, many blepharoplasty patients want to know how long the results from their blepharoplasty surgery will last. While individual results will vary, it is typically a long-lasting procedure. Many people who have blepharoplasty performed will not need to have it again, though they may require a brow lift in the future if they develop additional eyelid sagging.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
When it comes to considering having plastic surgery performed, many residents are curious if they are even good candidates for the procedure in the first place. For blepharoplasty, you are typically considered a good candidate if:
- You have sagging or drooping eyelids or dark under-eye circles that just won’t go away, no matter how much rest you get;
- You’re in good general overall health;
- You’re a non-smoker, as smoking can complicate both the blepharoplasty procedure and your recovery time;
- You have realistic expectations for your blepharoplasty surgery, and
- You’re in good psychological health.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is such a delicate procedure; you want to make sure that when you are choosing a plastic surgeon, you find someone who is skilled and experienced in the precise technique needed to give you the results you desire. Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC is that surgeon. With more than 20 years of experience specializing in facial procedures for residents, Dr. Sikorski is gifted with the expertise needed to provide you with the blepharoplasty results you desire. And, with a commitment to providing her patients with natural-looking results, as her practice’s name suggests, Dr. Sikorski is a cosmetic surgeon you can trust to help you look like a better version of yourself, and not wake up appearing like someone else.
Schedule a Blepharoplasty Consultation Today
Patients who are ready to give their eyes the alert, inviting appearance they deserve, then call Dr. Sikorski at Natural Image OC for a free blepharoplasty consultation.