One of the first areas of the face that starts to show tell tale signs of aging are the eyes. Wrinkles and fat start to develop round the eyes with age, and it can result in a displeasing appearance that a lot of people want to get rid of. There are a few options to dealing with lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Many people opt for injectable treatments, such as Botox. Although Botox is certainly effective at treating wrinkles around the eyes, it only provides a temporary solution and multiple treatments are needed to maintain the results.
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to lines and wrinkles around the eyes then the best option is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty, also known as ‘eyelid surgery’, can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. It is used in order to reduce the fat that causes bags around the eyes as well as getting rid of lines and wrinkles.
How blepharoplasty is performed
How blepharoplasty is performed will depend on whether it’s done on the upper or lower eyes. In lower lid blepharoplasty the incisions are usually made on the lash line. Any excess fat, skin and muscle is then removed in order to smooth out the area around the eyes. Sometimes the fat will be redistributed rather than removed, in order to prevent puffiness and uneven swelling.
In upper lid blepharoplasty, the incisions are made at the natural crease of the upper eyelids and he excess fat, skin and muscle is then removed. In either procedure, the scars are minimal and well hidden.
If the excess skin around your eyes if impairing your vision then the procedure may be covered by your insurance. A field test would be required to determine to what extent the excess skin around your eyes is impairing your vision. This is only possible with upper blephoraplasty however; lower blepharoplasty is always considered a cosmetic procedure and therefore will not be covered by your insurance.
Book a consultation
If blepharoplasty is something that interests you then the first step is to book a consultation. At the consultation you’ll be able to have all your questions answered and have the surgery explained to you in detail.
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