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 bleph 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.
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 bleph could be right for you.