Your eyes are the first areas to betray your age. The delicate skin starts to thin and wrinkle, crows feet reveal years of laughter, and loose skin begins to form sags and bags above and below your eyes. It happens to almost everyone, but you don’t have to be one of them. You can join the more than 206,000 who opted for blepharoplasty in 2018 alone.
Dr. Robert A. Guida, a renowned plastic surgeon, helps patients throughout Manhattan, New York, and Staten Island to see and feel better with an eye-opening procedure called blepharoplasty. Depending on your unique circumstances, he can correct your upper lids, lower lids, or both. After he removes excess skin and fat and tightens the muscles, you’ll see a whole new you. Here are some of the benefits of blepharoplasty.
When you have excess skin hanging down over your eyes, it can impair your vision. This condition, called dermatochalasis, can happen in one or both eyes. The effect is that you take in less light and have a smaller field of vision. It may even cause your upper lashes to descend, a condition called lash ptosis, that makes it even worse.
Blepharoplasty lifts your lids and opens your eyes, which improves your vision.
Although blepharoplasty is not intended as a wrinkle eraser, the removal of extra skin that has lost its elasticity over the years results in fewer wrinkles under, over, and around the eyes.
Your forehead may benefit as well. Years of using your forehead muscles to lift your eyelids may have etched horizontal lines. In the months and years following your blepharoplasty, you may notice that your forehead has relaxed and so have the lines.
A common complaint among those who suffer from hooded and baggy eyes is that people around them often misinterpret their mood. Because bags under your eyes are a common sign of sleep deprivation, your friends and colleagues may think you’re always tired. Blepharoplasty gets rid of that constantly fatigued look.
If you have hooded eyes, you may notice that people misread your facial expression as angry or annoyed, when that’s not at all how you feel. Blepharoplasty lifts your eyelids so you can let your true emotions shine through — even when you really are angry.
Although much research is still necessary before hailing blepharoplasty as a treatment for headaches, early studies have shown that there may be a connection between this eyelid procedure and the reduction of tension headaches and even some cases of migraine, because the surgery can decompress affected nerves.
Whether your sagging lids are making it hard to see or hard to look at yourself, you’re part of a common tale with a great ending — blepharoplasty. Call us at either of our locations or book an appointment online today to begin your eye-opening story.