With the constantly advancing medical industry and the development of innovative medical and surgical technology, there are now a number of ways to enhance a person’s physical appearance. Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, has become a popular option to improve eyelid contour and smooth out hollows, bags and puffiness under the eyes.
Each year, thousands of people across the world are able to improve their facial appearance using this aesthetic surgical procedure.
However, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are some myths surrounding blepharoplasty that should be addressed. Here are 5 widely held myths about eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty is only for the wealthy
Contrary to what many people think, blepharoplaplasty is accessed by people from all walks of life. The best results can be achieved when it is carried out by a doctor experienced in the procedure.
The Procedure Leaves Unpleasant Scars
Modern surgical techniques use minimally invasive methods that make use of a small incision in the upper eyelid, leaving only a fine scarline which is mostly hidden in the crease.
For the lower eyelid, no incisions are used so there are no scarlines left behind. This is because lower eyelid bags are removed by using an incision on the inside of the eyelid. Also, lower eyelid skin doesn’t have to be removed as it can be tightened with laser.
The Procedure Also Removes Crow’s Feet Lines
Blepharoplasty does remove upper eyelid skin and can also remove bags and tighten lower eyelid skin, giving a more youthful appearance. Nevertheless, crow’s feet lines at the corners of the eyes will persist and are best treated by anti-wrinkle injections.
Blepharoplasty is the only procedure necessary to improve eyelids
Sometimes, the eyebrow can be droopy and can be contributing to droopy eyelids. In these situations, a separate procedure to raise the eyebrows (browlift) is required.
Only Women Undergo Blepharoplasty
Although the majority of patients undergoing blepharoplasty are women, a growing number of men are considering the procedure for improved appearance and vision. When the upper eyelid is very droopy, it can interfere with the vision, especially towards the end of the day, as the eyelids become fatigued.
If you are considering blepharoplasty, it is wise to consult a doctor who is experienced in the procedure and who can advise you about the pros and cons of the procedure.
Examples of blepharoplasty performed by Dr M Szalay ⇒