August 31st, 2009 by Robert Jameson
Whenever we meet someone, whether or not it is for the first time then the first thing we do is look into their eyes. As the eyes are such attractive aspects of a persons face, it is not surprising that many people have cosmetic surgery on this area and it’s especially true once a person is of mature years. No one doubts that bags under the eyes, droopy eyelids and laughter lines are not attractive but they can be treated with cosmetic eye procedures and make a person much more attractive.
It’s true that most men and women get to a point when they consider cosmetic eyelid surgery. Candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery want their appearance to better communicate their feelings of youth, energy, and vitality.
The medical term for the specialist area of eyelid re-shaping is Blepharoplasty. Once you have had corrective eye and eyelid treatment you will look more youthful and more energetic and perkier.
A droopy eyelid is not necessarily a sign of age but can age you considerably, so carrying out a surgical procedure which tightens the muscle controlling the eyelid can correct this condition. Where the eyebrow needs attention, a brow lift pulls on the loose shin and helps to remove the bags and wrinkles found below the eye making the patient look younger and healthier.
For some, eyelid surgery can provide improved vision and in a study of 51-64 year olds it was the number one procedure to be considered. A saggy upper eyelid skin, which is often a sign of age, can be caused by slackness in the upper eyelid. This is an ideal place to have cosmetic surgery as eyelid skin is very thin and it’s not likely to scar. However, upper eyelid procedures usually cause bruising and swelling that starts soon after the surgery. Surgical procedures on eyelids are normally straightforward but additional work of removing excess fat and muscle layer is carried out if the eyelid is puffy and heavy.
To avoid eye or eyelid surgery, some consumers are showing a preference to collagen and other injected substances. Micro pigmentation or permanent makeup is helping some people increase the definition of the eyes and drooping eyelids where surgery has unfortunately not worked. This can also help visually correct the eye shape when they less are than ideal so the client can avoid additional expensive corrective surgery.
Other points should be considered before any eye surgery takes place, for instance does the patient heal quickly, are they prone to bad bruising and what level of care their eyelids will receive after the operation.