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Blepharoplasty and You – The Many Advantages of Eyelid Lifts
Ask 10 people what they dislike most about their appearance and 9 will say the same thing: under eye bags. This dark, puffy luggage develops naturally over time in most all of us, caused by lack of sleep, genetics, and general aging. While small, the impact of these dark spots can be quite large, making us look tired, older than we are, or just plain run down. Thankfully, under eye bags meet their match at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery in Beaufort, SC.
A blepharoplasty procedure (also called an “eyelid lift”) can flatten under eye bags for years to come, creating harmony between your inner energy levels and your outward appearance. But this common procedure provides numerous other advantages as well, contributing to its popularity and effectiveness across the board.
Here’s everything you need to know about your eyelid lift at Pinnacle Plastic.
The Many Advantages of Eyelid Lifts (Blepharoplasty)
Defeat Under Eye Bags
In a manner of thinking, age = exhaustion. That which makes us look tired also makes us look old. Under eye bags are caused and worsened by a lack of sleep, but they’re also related to several other factors, including:
- Frequent use of tobacco
- Allergies & hay fever
- Certain medical conditions
To defeat under eye bags and provide lasting results, an eyelid lift starts by removing excess skin. Afterwards, the remaining skin is repositioned and tightened to prevent bags for half a decade or longer.
Deflate Eyelid Puffiness
For some of us, under eye bags are only one symptom of an aging appearance. Others may notice a general puffiness to their upper and lower eyelids, leading to a swollen, allergic look. Fatty deposits in your eyelids can swell several times their normal size, especially if you’re prone to retaining fluids. Along with under eye bags, puffy eyelids can make you look bee-stung or contribute to a “just woke up” appearance.
Thankfully, blepharoplasty procedures also solve puffy lids by removing excess fatty tissue along with skin. This results in less room for the storage of excess fluids, meaning less swelling and puffiness overall.
Pull Up Drooping Eyelids
Both upper and lower eyelids succumb to gravity as we age. Drooping lower eyelids feed into dark under eye bags, but slipping upper eyelids can cause a range of issues on their own, including compromised vision and a drowsy look.
By tightening the lids through a blepharoplasty procedure, you’re eliminating slack in the skin. This not only cures cosmetic concerns, but improves your range of vision as well.
Blepharoplasty Recovery By the Numbers
Based solely on its tremendous benefits, you may think that a blepharoplasty takes months to recover from. Thankfully, this small, quick, and simple procedure may require as little as one or two weeks to heal so that you can resume life as you know it.
Following the procedure, you may experience blurred or double vision and some minor light sensitivity. Ice packs and recommended eye drops should help tremendously in the first few days.
Patients are asked to refrain from strenuous exercise, sun exposure, smoking, and wearing contact lenses to preserve and encourage the best results. Other than that, you’re free to enjoy your new, refreshed look within two weeks!
Take Years off Your Appearance for Years to Come with an Eyelid Lift at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery
We’ve all taken a moment at the bathroom mirror to pull back the skin under our eyes and see how we’d look with tighter eyelids. Though small, the difference to our eyelids and our appearance is pronounced.
With a blepharoplasty, you can lock in those results for anywhere from 5-7 years on average, taking at least that many years off your appearance. In many ways, a blepharoplasty procedure can help you reverse the signs of aging and then hit “pause” for that same amount of time.
To learn more about our services, or to schedule your eyelid lift consultation today, call us at 843-815-6699 today or contact us online.
Look More Rested & More Youthful Simultaneously with a Blepharoplasty from Pinnacle Plastic Today!
There’s just enough time before the holiday rush to schedule and complete your eyelid lift. Put your best, most energetic face forward this holiday season for the next half-decade of holiday seasons by contacting Pinnacle Plastic Surgery in Beaufort, SC! Call us at 843-815-6699 today so that we can walk you through the numerous benefits a blepharoplasty offers. You can also schedule a consultation online.