Everything about the human body is complicated. Growing from a child into an adult is complicated. Growing from a young adult to an old adult is also a complicated process that causes your body to go through a wide range of changes. Unfortunately, as we get older, the changes that take place in our face can start to make us look like we are tired and worn out.
When you think about someone who looks tired, old and worn out, what do you think about? If you are like most people, one of the first things that comes to your mind is a person who has heavy bags underneath their eyes.
Some individuals, because of an excess accumulation of skin underneath their eyes, always have heavy bags under their eyes. This means that even if the individual is well-rested, they still look like they are exhausted, worn out, angry and depressed. For some individuals, the situation is so bad that it has moved them to want to correct the bags underneath their eyes using a surgical procedure called eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. Some also referred to this as an eyelid lift.
An eyelid lift can be performed on either the upper or the lower eyelid, depending on where the problem lies. If the situation merits it, the surgery can be performed on both eyelids. The results that a person experiences after having the surgery can be startling. Many are surprised at how much younger and more refreshed they look.
You might be a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you have sagging skin on your upper or lower eyelid that is negatively affecting your appearance. In some cases, the sagging skin could be so bad that it impairs your vision.
To be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you need to understand what the procedure is. You need to have a comprehensive knowledge of how the procedure is preformed, and you should have a realistic expectation about how you will look after the procedure is over. Blepharoplasty will definitely refresh your appearance. It will make you look younger, but it will not give you a new face, nor will it morph you into a different person.
The procedure is relatively simple and straightforward. Excess skin and fat will be removed, and your eyelids will be given a new contour. The details of the procedure vary from patient to patient.
Once you have healed, you will be surprised at the way people react to your refreshed appearance. Your friends and colleagues will not know that you had surgery done, but they will see that you look better, you appear to have more energy, you appear happier and you look younger.
Dr. Jeneby is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the San Antonio area who specializes in cosmetic procedures ranging from breast augmentation to a facelift. During a consultation at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas in San Antonio, you can talk to Dr. Jeneby about the blepharoplasty procedure and how it can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.