Let’s Talk Blepharoplasty Reality

In recent years, we’ve become enamored with reality television. In this instance, we also have our moments of thinking everything about our favorite show is staged, too. The problem that this demonstrates is that, with most things, there is some degree of confusion about what’s real and what’s not. If you’re looking for ways to address issues like heavy or puffy eyelids, you want to know the realities of potential treatment options. Here, we get real about blepharoplasty.

  1. Blepharoplasty isn’t just for cosmetic improvement.

The changes that happen as we age can have several effects. First, we may feel generally unhappy that our eyelids are getting thin and saggy. This can affect self-esteem. Without correction, the loss of elasticity and firmness in the eyelid skin can cause sagging into the field of vision or pulling away from the eyeball. These are medical problems that can be addressed with an appropriate surgical technique. When eyelid surgery is medically necessary, it may be covered by insurance.

  1. Blepharoplasty achieves discreet results.

Having surgery done on the eyelids can be daunting. Even though there is the prospect of looking younger and feeling better, there may also be worry that the procedure will leave scars. This may be especially concerning for those wanting to have their upper eyelids rejuvenated. How can incision scars possibly be hidden? Easy! In the upper eyelid, they are placed in the natural crease. When your eyes are open, the scars are covered. When your eyes are closed, the scars are still very small. They usually heal flat and fade to only be visible if you were to point them out to someone.

  1. There are some problems that blepharoplasty can’t fix.

Because blepharoplasty is referred to as eyelid rejuvenation surgery, some people get confused about what it can do for them. This procedure is all about the eyelids, period. Lower eyelids that are puffy or saggy can be tightened and smoothed. Upper eyelids that have become loose and have lost their natural crease can be restored. Problems like crows’ feet, though, are not corrected with this procedure. Nor is a sagging brow. Both of these concerns can be addressed with a brow lift.

Your eyes are a critical aspect of your appearance and you should love how they look. To learn more about eyelid rejuvenation, call our San Antonio office at 210-227-3223 and schedule a visit.

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