Your eyes are very important to your existence. In addition, it is one of the first facial features to show up your age. Lucky for you, there are cosmetic surgeries to help such as an eyelift. It is a simple surgery and works wonders to taking off years from your face. If you are looking to get rid of excess skin and tighten the facial muscles around the eyes due to sagging skin, you can try an eyelift. The surgery is known as blepharoplasty. Of course, for every surgery, you have to be mentally and physically in shape. Many women will choose the surgery later in life, but there are some who do it at the early age of 35. Women with genetically droopy eyelids will do the surgery at an earlier age. If droopy eyelids impair your vision, then by all means, you should do the surgery. You should have realistic expectations with the results of the surgery.
There are many benefits to fixing droopy or sagging eyelids. You will improve your appearance and possible eyesight. The results last long and can definitely change your life and your confidence. Unfortunately, if you have crow’s feet or dark under eye circles, you may be disappointed with the surgery because it doesn’t do much.
If you have specific medical ailments, you may not be able to do the surgery. These include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Thyroid Issues
- Heart Disease
- Circulation Problems
You should consult with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss your risks, options and any other issues associated with the surgery. Some of the risks may include infection or allergic reaction. Evaluate the risks and weigh the benefits before you consider this procedure. If smoking has caused your eyes to look fatigued and sunken, it may be time to stop smoking because if you do the surgery, smoking will delay the healing process because it affects circulation.
Depending on where you are located, eyelid surgery will usually cost up to $7,500. Can you afford it? Some people think that eye lift creams are the substitute, if you cannot afford the surgery. However, this is debatable since creams are not regulated by the FDA and not proven scientifically to work.
The Right Age
The age for surgery will vary according to the individual. As we alluded to, some women begin in their late 30s while others wait until later in life, even at 80 years old. Factors such as health and the person’s mindset are things to consider. You will know if and when you should get an eyelift. Some women know as they begin to have problems applying their eye shadow or when the eyelids get heavy and obtrusive.
The surgery last for about an hour and you will see results in about 30 days. Sutures are usually removed one week after the procedure is done. Swelling will be reduced after the first week. Most of your recovery will be seen in two weeks.
Blepharoplasty is considered less painful than other cosmetic procedures. It is a personal decision so you have to do what is best for yourself. Would you consider this procedure? Let us know what you think by leaving your comments below.