2015 Cosmetic Surgery Trends (Series- part 3 of 6)


Turn Around Bright Eyes!

Now that you have that song in your head, (sorry) it’s worth mentioning that advances in rejuvenating and reshaping the delicate eyelid area are exploding! Experts predict procedures to brighten dark circles, lift aging drooping eyes and rejuvenate lower eyelid bags and crepe-like skin will soar in 2015. When it comes to the most noticeable youthful improvement procedure, blepharoplasty often delivers the most bang for the buck.

The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia by a board certified plastic surgeon. Cosmetic eye procedures can take years off your face, with minimal risks, side effects and recovery time.  The majority of patients today opt for this surgery because of age related changes but it can be helpful in changing the eyelid shape and overall appearance.

What was typically a common cosmetic procedure in patients age 30 and older, eyelid surgery is gaining popularity in even younger patients that feel age is not the culprit, but genetics. While blepharoplasty is still used primarily to fight the effects of aging skin, as mentioned, shape and form can also be vastly improved with the procedure.

One good example of the difference a change in the eyes can make is the recent buzz over Renee Zellweger’s new look. The obvious change in her eyes show what a striking impact eyelid surgery can have. (if that is what she had done)  People and surgeons are weighing in on just what exactly she did, if anything? While the difference in her look is obvious, age must be taken into consideration when noticing differences in how the face changes. No matter what cosmetic changes she might have opted for, the results speak for themselves, as does her smile. The way she feels about how she looks is all that matters.

If age is the reason for you, it’s important to understand as skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity, and this, combined with our enemy, gravity, can lead to excessive skin collecting in the upper eyelids, eventually causing drooping of the eyelids. The primary cause of lower-lid aging is loosening of skin and the weakening of the underlying muscle. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.

Aside from making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision. This can be a health hazard and is not considered cosmetic. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear more alert and improve your lifestyle.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty may also be used in treating the sagging of the lower eyelid due to loss of facial nerve function caused by certain muscular and nerve diseases and disorders. It can also be performed to improve the symmetry of the eyelids, as well as be helpful to protect the eye from dryness and other related complications due to facial nerve paralysis.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and realistic goals for improving the appearance of the lower eyelids while preserving their shape, position, and function. As the popularity for eyelid surgery continues to soar in 2015, one thing is for certain, whatever the reason for having the procedure, the results will change your view, literally.

If you are seeking more information on Blepharoplasty you should make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr Aguiar.  At Aguiar Plastic Surgery, we offer state-of-the art, safe, and effective cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and Med Spa services in Tampa, Florida. We can discuss your concerns and give you an honest consultation that is designed and tailored to create an appearance on the outside that will reflect how you feel on the inside.

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