eyelid surgeryEyes are one of the most captivating parts of a person’s face. And no matter how you try to hide it, if you’re stressed out or behind on sleep, it can be written all over your face.

Eyelid skin is very delicate and can be one of the first areas to show the effects of stress and aging. Pigment, elasticity, bone structure, and fat can all affect how someone’s face changes as they get older. Luckily, there’s a solution. If you’re tired of looking exhausted and want to turn back the clock a little, eyelid surgery might be the right procedure for you. Here are a few interesting facts about eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty.

1. The results are long lasting.

Typically, the results of this surgery should be life-long. However, the longevity of the outcome will depend on the patient’s genetics. A healthy diet/exercise regiment and good skin care practices will help the results last longer.

2. It’s generally low risk.

While all surgical procedures have risks, they are relatively low for eyelid procedures. Complications such as swelling and bruising may occur, but are temporary. Choosing a board certified surgeon and following their pre/post operative instructions can help avoid any complications.

3. It’s one of the top 5 most common cosmetic procedures.

Blepharoplasty is among the top 5 most common procedures along with tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, and breast augmentation. In 2015, nearly 170,000 eyelid surgeries were performed in the United States.

 4. Lower eyelid surgery can reduce eye bags and dark circles.

Although eyelid surgery cannot alleviate dark circles caused by pigment issues, it can reduce shadows caused by eye bags. Once the excess fat under the eye is removed, the patient is left with a smooth, natural look.

5. Scars are barely visible.

A good surgeon will make the incision in the natural creases of your eyelids, that way when it heals, the scars aren’t noticeable. This is another reason choosing a board certified surgeon for the procedure is important.

If you’re looking for a way to have fresh, youthful eyes, contact The Lett Center today,