Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, ranked third amongst the top 5 most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States last year. Specifically, it went up by 5.4 percent in comparison to last year.
Here at our Encino plastic surgery practice, we are not surprised with such figures as we have also noticed an increasing demand of patients during initial consultations to correct drooping eyelids and puffiness around the eye area. Below are 3 equally common and interesting questions about eyelid surgery that we will be addressing in this post.
I’ve heard that most patients who have eyelid surgery also have the brow lift. Do I also need to do the same?
The goal of eyelid surgery is geared towards removing excess fat and reducing the appearance of excess muscle and skin in the upper and lower eyelids. Every so often, patients who have the aforementioned concerns also have a degree of sagging in the forehead as both the eyelids and brow are located very closely to each other. Nevertheless, not everyone having an eyelid lift needs to have a brow lift too. It depends on the patient’s individual features and desired outcomes.
Are the results of eyelid surgery permanent?
Generally, eyelid surgery results can last for a long time, approximately for 10 years or so. Just like face lifts, you can enjoy its benefits for a long time but this doesn’t mean that the aging clock will stop ticking once you have the procedure.
How will I know whether I need to have upper blepharoplasty alone or need to have both upper and lower eyelid surgeries?
Upper eyelid surgery is more popular than lower eyelid surgery because the upper eyelids often manifest the signs of aging ahead (and in some cases, more dramatically) than the lower eyelids. The true determining factor on which approach will suit you best are your perceived needs and your plastic surgeon’s advice based on careful assessment and evaluation.
Got a burning question about eyelid surgery? We’d love to hear from you! Call us at 818.380.3130 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment with us. We look forward to helping you through plastic surgery!