Let’s say you’re intrigued by the results cosmetic surgery can deliver, but you’re unable to take the plunge. Whatever the roadblock may be—even if it’s simply that you never thought you’d use the words “I” and “cosmetic surgery” in the same sentence—you are far from alone.
When you think about it, every patient is uncertain whether plastic surgery is the right move until they actually schedule a procedure.
If you’re longing for some rejuvenation help but just can’t seem to take a step forward, you might consider blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. For the right candidate, the procedure can be a perfect first experience with cosmetic surgery.
- Eyelid surgery can have a big impact on your appearance. Your eyes are one of the first things others notice about you. Blepharoplasty can have you looking bright, alive and youthful again rather than weary, unhappy or just old.
- Downtime is short following eyelid surgery. Most patients are out in public with makeup within about a week post-op. Within about two weeks, very few traces of surgery remain. In addition, blepharoplasty typically involves minimal discomfort and requires few special steps during the recovery period.
- Risks associated with eyelid surgery are minimal—provided you choose an experienced, board certified plastic or oculoplastic surgeon. When you do your homework and select a professional who has treated hundreds, if not thousands, of blepharoplasty patients, you can look forward to your new look with confidence.
- Blepharoplasty is relatively inexpensive. Compared with more invasive and extensive procedures, the price tag for eyelid surgery is low.
If you face obstacles other than these, chances are there may still be a way you can have eyelid surgery. If you’re on a limited budget, financing all or part of your procedure may be an option. If general anesthesia isn’t for you, there are plastic surgeons who will perform blepharoplasty safely and comfortably using intravenous and local sedation.
Of course the ultimate questions remain: are you a good candidate for cosmetic surgery, and is blepharoplasty the right choice? No article can decide those things for you. If you are sitting on the fence, there’s no better decision-making aid than a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. A good one will understand your hesitation, provide the information and recommendations you’re seeking and then step aside and let you make the decision that’s best for you.
While it’s common for most people to take time to consider important moves, most people also get tired of feeling indecisive eventually. If cosmetic surgery is an unanswered question for you, eyelid surgery may be an option and a consultation with an expert is the best way to decide.