June 21, 2016

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Why This is The Best Cosmetic Procedure

Upper eyelid surgery creates a dramatic improvement and has a simple recovery.

For many, cosmetic surgery can be a transformational experience, but there are certainly some procedures that win out over others when it comes to comparing the sacrifice and the return on the investment. While some surgeries are much more time-consuming in terms of recovery (like a tummy tick), others - like an upper eyelid blepharoplasty - offer a quick recovery with dramatic improvements.

What is an upper eyelid blepharoplasty? Also known simply as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty or an upper eyelid lift, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes or tightens sagging skin around the eyes and removes extra fat, creating a smoother and more youthful appearance.

Upper eyelid surgery creates a dramatic improvement and has a simple recovery.

Before and after upper eyelid blepharoplasty with Dr. Buonassisi, to remove extra skin and fat that causes an aged appearance and makes it more difficult to apply makeup. Upper eyelid surgery creates a dramatic improvement and has a simple recovery.

The Benefits of a Upper Eyelid Lift:

  • Dramatic Improvements: The eyes are the window to the soul, and therefore, saggy, puffy skin around the eyes as the result of aging gives us a tired appearance that we just don't love. A quick tightening or removal of this extra skin suddenly brightens the eyes and takes years off of your appearance.
  • A Quick Recovery: Recovery is usually very swift and easy after an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, and typically involves some bruising for one to weeks after the procedure. Most patients are back at their desks dong work a couple of days after surgery, back to regular life about one week to two weeks after surgery, looking fresher and more youthful than ever.
  • Minimal Scarring: All surgery results in scars, but some procedures scar worse than others. With an eyelid lift, Dr. Buonassisi carefully hides the incisions inside the upper eyelid crease, meaning once healed the incisions are nearly imperceptible, especially when the eyes are open. Contrast this to the hip to hip scars of a tummy tuck and it is clear why so many patients find an upper blepharoplasty to be such a simple procedure to recover from.

Why is an Upper Eyelid Lift is so Transformational?

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty is arguably one of the most transformational cosmetic procedures available because the eyes are the first and most noticeable parts of the face to reveal signs of aging. Sagging eyelids are due to a number of factors like genetics, sun exposure, and simply getting older, and contribute to a persistent look of being tired. Not to mention, many women find it pretty disheartening when their eyes start to age, especially if they were once their best facial feature. Applying makeup becomes more difficult as the skin becomes more lax, making it hard to draw attention to the eyes like before.

As the upper and lower eyelids begin to sag and loose their firm texture, it also becomes more difficult to apply makeup to cover up puffy or dark eyes. Often our patients are happy with the youthfulness of the rest of their face, but feel their puffy eyes give away their true age or even make them appear much older than they actually are.

While cosmetic surgery isn't for everyone, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty could be a fit for you if you are aged 35 plus and experience a sense of dissatisfaction related to your puffy eyes or the sagging upper eyelids. Click here to schedule your consultation with Dr. Buonassisi to discover whether an upper eyelid blepharoplasty could be right for you.

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