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Why Blepharoplasty Continues to Be Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries
May 17, 2019
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and your muscles their strength, both of which can cause your eyelids, and even your eyebrows, to slacken and droop. In addition, pockets of fat can cause visible bulges, especially if your genetics tend in that direction. Blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure that lifts drooping eyelids, reverses some of the most obvious visual effects of age and helps give you a more youthful and invigorated appearance. Most eyelid surgery is primarily aesthetic, although for some it may be necessary to lift drooping lids or brows out of your field of vision. With a background in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kiran Polavarapu has the expertise to help you decide if a blepharoplasty is right for you.
Reasons to Get a Blepharoplasty:
- Upper eyelids that sag or droop
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids that reduces your field of vision
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Under-eye bags
Blepharoplasty may involve the upper eyelid only, the lower eyelid only, or both. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty, also called an “eye lift,” is performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. Lower eyelid procedures are usually done solely for cosmetic reasons.
During the procedure, Dr. Polavarapu makes small incisions in the eyelids and positions those incisions so that scarring will be naturally hidden by your eyelid creases and be practically invisible.
After the procedure, you’ll be given a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Eye patches are rarely needed. You should be completely healed after just a few weeks.
The majority of people who have cosmetic blepharoplasties feel highly satisfied with the results and report an improved self image, which is why the procedure continues to be among the most popular cosmetic surgeries. The procedure isn't a cure for aging, though, and drooping may increase again after a few years, depending on your health and age. While no cosmetic procedure is a way to really turn back time, eye lifts do transform the look of your entire face to give you a more youthful appearance.
If you're interested in this procedure, talk to Dr. Polavarapu about your candidacy. In her experience at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, she has developed a keen eye for ways to enhance her patients' natural beauty, and she'll help you review the risks and benefits of the surgery. Some risk factors include smoking, thyroid eye disease, and diabetes. She will also discuss anesthesia options with you before your surgery.
Blepharoplasties can be performed at the same time as other procedures, including brow lifts, face-lifts, and skin resurfacing, so let her know if you're interested in any other procedures, as well! In addition to her Fort Worth, Texas office, she also services surrounding areas including Ridglea Hills, Clearfork, Tanglewood, Arlington Heights, Mira Vista and Fairmount.
Contact the office to make an appointment, or conveniently book online.
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