Blepharoplasty Myths-What An Eyelid Lift Can And Cannot Achieve

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by nation2233, May 11, 2008.

  1. nation2233

    nation2233 Guest

    The eyes are the “window to the soul” and our most important facial
    feature. Unfortunately the eyelids are the first of our facial
    features to show the signs of facial aging often as early as the late
    20’s or early 30’s. Many people complain that they are told that they
    look tired when they do not, a condition called tired eyes

    Consequently many people seek plastic surgery to reverse the eyelid
    aging changes with a procedure called a blepharoplasty also known as
    an eyelid lift or eye tuck. This is one of the most frequently
    performed plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States
    and usually the first facial rejuvenation procedure that people seek.

    The operation involves removing hooding or excess skin from the upper
    eyelid (upper blepharoplasty) and removing puffiness or bags from the
    lower eyelid (lower blepharoplasty).

    Unfortunately most people do not really understand what these
    operations can and cannot correct and many people undergo the surgery
    only to be disappointed with the results achieved during the typical
    blepharoplasty as done in the United states today. The purpose of this
    article is to educate the consumer by exposing commonly held myths
    about the plastic surgery operation known as the blepharoplasty so
    that people considering eyelid rejuvenation will seek the appropriate
    treatment to correct the particular eyelid aging changes which are
    occurring on their own unique face.

    Blepharoplasty Myth 1- Blepharoplasty will remove crow’s feet. Crow’s
    feet occur because of the repeated movement and contraction of the
    eyelid muscles that surround the eye and upper cheek. When we smile,
    blink etc, the muscle contracts and causes a wrinkle in the skin.
    After many years these lines become permanent. The blepharoplasty
    removes fat that causes bags, and can tighten the eyelid skin, but the
    muscle continues to contact and cause crow’s feet. Blepharoplasty does
    not correct crow’s feet. Fortunately Botox? can remove the crow’s feet
    from the cheek very effectively although Botox? needs to be repeated.

    Blepharoplasty Myth 2- Blepharoplasty will remove wrinkled aged skin
    often called “crepiness” and restore the lower eyelid skin to fresh,
    young looking smooth skin. The Blepharoplasty can tighten the lower
    eyelid skin, but blepharoplasty alone leaves the eyelid
    nation2233, May 11, 2008
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