Opening Your Eyes In More Ways Than One

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: Fact vs. Fiction

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty within the medical community, is one of the most consistently popular cosmetic procedures. It’s in demand among both women and men.

Despite the fact that the procedure enjoys such widespread appreciation, however, there are still many misconceptions about blepharoplasty. Let’s set the record straight.

  • Blepharoplasty Only Addresses the Upper Lids — Fiction

    Blepharoplasty is actually a term that is applied to lower lid surgery as well. Upper eyelids are typically lifted as excess skin is eliminated, while lower lids often have fat pockets removed, as well as saggy skin.

    Over the years, the procedure has grown to encompass additional steps to rejuvenate and brighten the eyes as needed. Dermal fillers or a patient’s own fat can be used to smooth tear troughs and hollows beneath the eyes, and some patients elect treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic to relax forehead wrinkles at the same time as surgery.

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