Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery, is a specialist procedure to remove loose folds of skin and protruding fat around the eyes.
Over time, the muscles around the eyes weaken, and the surrounding skin loses its elasticity. This, combined with the downward pull of gravity, can result in ‘bags’ under the eyes, as well as causing the upper eyelids to sag.
Upper blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery to the upper eyelids, to correct a drooping or hooded appearance. On the other hand, lower blepharoplasty is performed on the lower eyelids, eliminating under-eye bags.
If you’d like to improve the appearance of your hooded or drooping eyelids, read on to discover five of the amazing benefits of upper eyelid surgery.
1. Upper eyelid surgery can make you look younger
Many people make the decision to undergo upper blepharoplasty surgery as they are noticing signs of ageing.
As you age, your collagen levels deplete, and your skin loses its elasticity. This can lead to your eyelids drooping, making you appear permanently tired, and often much older than your years.
This is a natural process that happens to everyone eventually. However, you may have a higher predisposition to hooded or sagging eyelids (ptosis) if they run in your family.
An upper blepharoplasty procedure is a highly effective way to treat this problem, leaving you looking fresher and younger.
2. Upper eyelid surgery boosts your confidence
If your hooded or drooping eyelids are making you feel self-conscious, then upper eyelid surgery is the ideal solution.
Many patients of Aesthetics of Essex have reported that the blepharoplasty procedure was life-changing for them, leaving them feeling much happier and more confident. We often get told, “I just wish I’d done it years ago!”
3. Upper blepharoplasty corrects visual impairments
If your eyelids are drooping to the point where they’re obstructing your vision, it can be difficult to carry out basic day-to-day tasks.
In these instances, in addition to being a cosmetic procedure, upper blepharoplasty is also a functional one. Your vision will be much improved following the surgery.
4. Upper eyelid surgery reduces forehead wrinkles
You may wonder how forehead wrinkles could be related to drooping eyelids. However, if your upper eyelids are obscuring your field of vision, even slightly, you’re probably raising your eyebrows to see better. You may not even be aware you’re doing it!
This repeated raising of the forehead muscles contributes heavily to the development of deep wrinkles.
Following your upper eyelid surgery, you will no longer need to raise your eyebrows to see properly. This will naturally reduce the development of forehead wrinkles, giving you a smoother and younger complexion.
5. Upper blepharoplasty results in minimal scarring
One major benefit of undergoing upper blepharoplasty at our Rayleigh clinic is that the scarring is barely visible.
This is due to the skill and experience of our renowned surgeon, who will carefully hide the incisions in the natural folds of your eyelids.
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Whatever your motivations are for considering upper blepharoplasty surgery, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team.