5 Myths About Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is typically performed in order to contour and smooth out the hollows, puffiness or bags underneath the lower eyelid. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available and thousands of men and women undergo it each year with fantastic results. There are, however, some myths that continue to float around about blepharoplasty that are important to debunk before going into surgery. Below are five common myths about eyelid surgery.

Myths About Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery will remove your crow’s feet. Crow’s feet appear because of the repeated movements and contractions of your eyelid muscles around the upper part of your cheek, near your eye. Everytime you smile, talk or blink, you use these muscles; over time, wrinkles form. After many years, these lines are permanent. Eyelid surgery attempts to remove the fat that causes the appearance of bags, as well as tighten the skin, but your eyelid muscles will continue to contract regardless of what you do.

Eyelid surgery will remove the hoods over your upper eyelids caused by sagging eyebrows. This is unfortunately, not true. In order to remove the hoods you see form from sagging eyebrows, an eyebrow lift surgery must be performed.

You will see a visible scar on the lower eyelid following surgery. Incisions are typically created on the crease so that they will not be visible after surgery. During your consultation prior to surgery, incision patterns and procedures will be discussed so that you know what to expect after the operation.

Eyelid surgery gets rid of dark circles under the eye. Dark circles, unfortunately, cannot be corrected by eyelid surgery. Dark circles can, in fact, actually worsen if a surgeon removes too much fat from underneath your eyelid, resulting in an even darker-looking discoloration.

Eyelid surgery will last forever. There are a variety of factors that go into determining how permanent or semi-permanent this procedure will be. It varies widely between patients and you must factor in thing like your genetics, your skin’s elasticity and weight loss and weight gain to your face. The surgery is not designed to stop the aging process, but many patients see long-lasting results and never need another procedure again.

Eyelid surgery is able to help improve the appearance of puffiness and bags under the lower eyelid, adding a new and beautiful dimension to your face, which can last a lifetime. The myths associated with eyelid surgery should be carefully considered before going ahead with the surgery so that you can be realistic in your expectations, as well as know which benefits the surgery will be giving you so that you can go in and come out feeling confident and satisfied.

October 24, 2016
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