Eyelid surgery is gaining popularity and is one of the most performed facial procedures as it helps improve eyesight as well as gives a natural youthful look. Eye surgery, popularly known as blepharoplasty, is performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both eyelids. 

The procedure lasts between 1 hour to 3 hours and is done under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon advises on the best anesthesia depending on the type of surgery. 

We take a closer look at what it is and the benefits after a discussion with Skin Works Medical Spa.

Why consider blepharoplasty? 

Eyelid surgery is done for functional and cosmetic reasons which include;

1. Improved eyesight.

As one grows old, the skin on the upper eyelid may sag over the eyelids and block vision. The lower eyelid may also droop and the white part of the iris is left open and unprotected. Excess skin on the lower eyelids also causes wrinkles. Such instances require surgery for correction where the upper eyelid is lifted to expand the line of sight. 

2. Removes eye bags. 

Lower lid blepharoplasty is done for cosmetic purposes to give a youthful appearance and involves the removal of fats under the eye and tightening the lower eyelid skin. This surgery is done to both men and women who do not wish to have puffy eyes and wrinkled skin. 

3. Gives a refreshed facial appearance. 

If your upper eyelid was drooping and the lower eyelid was puffy, blepharoplasty gives you a radiant look around your eyes. This is because the saggy skin is gone, you do not always look tired or sleepy but look rested and youthful. Your self-confidence and self-esteem will greatly shoot due to the improved look. 

4. Minimal risks and fast recovery. 

Eye surgery is a simple procedure and the side effects are rarely complicated as one recovers mostly within two weeks. Eye surgeries are the most successful surgeries worldwide and visiting a certified plastic surgeon is key to achieving this. 

It is important to note that after the eyelid surgery, for the youthful appearance to last longer, you need to maintain it by using eye creams that contain Sun Protection Factor and wearing sunglasses. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with other treatments such as dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and laser treatment to soften wrinkles and reduce dark circles around the eyes.