What Is Blepharoplasty and Why Do People Have This Procedure Done?

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Within the world of cosmetic surgery there is a huge amount of procedures which you can have done which you perhaps haven’t heard of before. For this reason today we are going to look specifically into what is blepharoplasty and why many people are looking to have this procedure done. This is a far more common operation than it once was, and thanks to advanced techniques it is also a far more successful one that it has ever been. 

Let’s take a look then at exactly what this procedure is, what to expect and why there are so many happy patients out there. 

What Is Blepharoplasty?

This is the name of the procedure which involves the lifting of the eyes and the eye lids. As we age these particular areas of skin can begin to sag and that is what makes us look older than our years. This procedure seeks to fix that, and it is in fact a rather simple operation. Under local anesthetic the surgeon will make a very slight incision under the eye in order to remove skin, the lid will then be pulled up and the skin made taut once more. After the recovery is over you will have a much younger look around your face. 

Why People Have This Procedure Completed? 

The main reason for this of course is that people want to look younger. In some cases this is because the skin around the eyes has actually sagged before it should have, perhaps because of habits like smoking or from many years of a lack of sleep. In other patients however there is a genuine desire to reverse the hands of aging and this is a great place to start. Ultimately the benefits of looking younger are an increase in confidence and self-esteem, which are both critically important to mental health and wellbeing. 

Another reason why people opt for this procedure, and the same reason why so many look to have any cosmetic procedure, is that they are incredibly safe and very efficient. For many years there would be something of a taboo around this kind of thing, but in recent years we have seen a sea change in attitudes and that is again why these kind of procedures are so popular. 

What to Expect

A blepharoplasty is a very quick and easily done procedure which is over and done with in around an hour to an hour and a half. The recovery time is not incredibly long but you will need at least 5 to 7 days before you are able to get back to your best. There will be bruising and swelling following the procedure, but vision will not be impacted. The only risks with regards to this particular operation are the same that exist with any kind of operation, and that is potential infection from being cut open. 

All told this is a reasonably priced and easily done procedure which is becoming more popular by the year.

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