Would an Eyelift Really Make a Difference in My Appearance?
An eyelift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and isolated fat pockets from the eyes for a refreshed, open-eyed appearance. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and patients are often surprised at how quick and painless the recovery period can be. While this surgery has come a long way in recent years in terms of comfort and effectiveness – it is still surgery with about 5-7 days of recovery and minimal risks.
Reasons for an Eyelift
There are a number of reasons why you might consider an eyelift:
- Hooding of the upper lids that makes you look tired or interferes with vision
- Bagging under the eyes that adds to your fatigued appearance
- Sagging lower lids that reveal the white of the eye under the pupil
- Isolated pockets of fat that create a puffy appearance
An eyelift may be performed for purely cosmetic reasons, but some patients also choose this procedure to eliminate excess skin that is interfering with their line of vision. In these cases, some insurance coverage may be available for the procedure.
Creating a New Focal Point
Someone once said the eyes are the “windows to the soul.” While some may debate this adage, one thing is certain; the eyes are a focal point for the face. When they look tired or sad, the whole face tends to follow suit. Addressing cosmetic concerns of the eyes can be one of the most effective ways of creating a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
The eyes can also be one of the first places to reveal the telltale signs of aging. Delicate skin around the eye is often the place where fine lines begin to rear their ugly heads, and when discoloration under the eye creates that look of persistent fatigue. While topical solutions can go far in preserving the appearance of the eyes for as long as possible, at some point, the look of the eyes will begin to change.
If the eyes are the focal point of the face, it makes sense that improving their appearance will enhance your appearance overall. Eyelifts can be a good first step in that direction, offering relatively dramatic results by opening the eyes and refreshing the lids and area around them. Some patients even opt for dermal fillers, Botox injections or skin rejuvenation treatments in combination with the eyelift to boost the results of the procedure.
An eyelift is a relatively quick procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Recovery time is much shorter than many patients expect, with most back to work and regular activities within one week. To learn more about your options in an eyelift, contact Dr. Dilip Madnani today at 212-203-8591.