The eyes are typically the first part of the face to show signs of aging. The upper lids tend to get hollow, heavy and droopy, and the natural creases fade. As for the lower lids, they become puffy due to herniated fat that begins to bulge and hollows that form around the bone.
One way to get wider, more open eyes is blepharoplasty, which removes excess skin on the eyelids. It can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia, and has a fairly quick recovery. After, the area above the eyes look smoother, and hooding or baggy skin is less apparent.
Blepharoplasty can also be performed on the lower lids to get rid of under-eye hollows and help alleviate dark circles. During the procedure, which usually takes less than an hour, a small incision is made in the lash line; excess skin is removed while fat is repositioned and muscles are tightened. After the swelling goes down, the bulges will be improved and the shadowing will be diminished, giving eyes a well-rested look.
With both forms of blepharoplasty, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions in order to avoid dryness and infection.
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