When asked about the first thing they notice or look at when meeting a new person, what do you think it is?

The eyes have it. They tend to be the focal point of the face.

Unfortunately, the skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest skin on the entire human body. Because of this it is also the first to show signs of aging. Sun and environmental damage becomes all too prevalent around our eyes. Plus, fat deposits, loosening skin, and other issues can leave a person with droopy, sagging, puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, and with it, a much older appearance.

But blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery, with a PacificMed Health Group surgeon can take years, if not decades, off the appearance of your eyes. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat, and tightens the underlying muscles as needed to return a younger, more rested look to the eyes.

An interesting thing about eyelid surgery is that it is a procedure no one will know you had, unless you tell them. After your recovery, which is not difficult, your face will look 10-15 years younger, but those looking at you won’t be able to put their finger on what is different. Unlike more dramatic procedures such as breast augmentation or a facelift, after you’ve had eyelid surgery most people won’t know you’ve had surgery, only that your appearance somehow seems younger and refreshed.

Good for guys and gals

Eyelid surgery is one procedure that is popular with both women and men. Why is this? Drooping eyelids, wrinkles, and puffy bags under your eyes show no favoritism by sex — they make everyone look much older. In fact, each year more and more men are opting to have blepharoplasty to maintain a younger appearance when competing in the workplace. Overall, eyelid surgery is the second most popular facial cosmetic surgery after rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery can be performed on both eyelids or singly, depending on your personal condition. Because of this, surgery can run anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. There are some different options with different surgeons, but this is generally what is involved.

Blepharoplasty is a delicate surgery that involves small incisions. In upper eyelid surgery, your PacificMed surgeon will make a small incision in the natural crease of the eyelid. This conceals any scarring. He or she will then tighten the muscle tissue, reposition the fat, and remove excess skin. In recent years, the trend has been not to remove much fat in this area as it can leave the patient with a hollow look. The goal now is to reposition the fat.

In the lower eyelid, the incision is usually made just below the lower eyelash. An alternative location can be making the incision inside the lower lid, removing any visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to lessen wrinkles, bags, and general puffiness in this area.

Recovery

Eyelid surgery has a very easy recovery period. After the procedure, your eyelids will likely be covered with light gauze. You will be given an eye lubricant and a cold compress. Bruising and swelling are not dramatic, particularly if you’re diligent with the compress. After just three or four days your stitches are removed and your eyelids generally will look normal, only younger! There can be some residual swelling, but it usually is gone within 10 days.

Why put up with tired, saggy eyelids any longer? Contact the team at PacificMed Health Group and we’ll match your with the perfect surgeon to make your eyes, and your entire face, look 10 years younger. Call us at (800) 555-5551 to set up a consultation for eyelid surgery.