There are many blepharoplasty benefits, both functional and cosmetic. Dr. Zoumalan MD specializes in blepharoplasty in Los Angeles offering patients a quick blepharoplasty recovery. In turn, blepharoplasty surgery can help patients obtain a more youthful appearance and improve vision.
Top 10 Blepharoplasty Benefits
- Reduced Under Eye Bags
- Expanded Line of Sight for Improved Vision
- Enhanced Eye Shape for a Refreshed Appearance
- Reduced Skin Irritation from Excess Folds Rubbing Together
- A More Youthful and Rested Appearance
- Removal of Dark Under Eye Circles
- Improvement in Lower Eyelid Hollowing
- Reduced Forehead Discomfort from Muscle Straining by Lifting Sagging Skin in Eyelid Area
- Fewer Fine Lines On Outer Corners & Lower Eyelids
- Natural Appearance
Reduced Eye Bags
One of the many blepharoplasty benefits is the removal of excess fat pockets that give the appearance of under eye bags. Under eye bags are oftentimes misinterpreted as the result of allergies, lack of sleep or fatigue. However, this is not the case in many situations. The under eye bags seen are often times due to lower eyelid fat prolapse. The eye is placed in the skull in a place called the orbit. Around the eyes and behind the orbital spectrum is where the orbital fat resides. The orbital fat can cause the eyes to appear puffy and give the appearance of under eye bags. To improve the under eye bags, blepharoplasty is performed to remove, reposition and sculpt the orbital fat. Some are concerned that by removing the under eye bags there may appear to be excess skin under the eyes. However, often times excess skin is taken care of at the same time of the procedure. Additionally, the skin that once accommodated the orbital fat pockets is tightened after surgery naturally by the orbicularis oculi muscle. The orbicularis oculi muscle contracts like a belt and tightens loose skin naturally over time. Thus, through blepharoplasty surgery, under eye bags are removed without any excess skin. The incision is usually through a minimally invasive approach that leaves the patient with no visible scarring; therefore, promoting a quick blepharoplasty recovery.
Expanded Line of Sight for Improved Vision
In severe cases, excess skin in the upper eyelid can often be draped over the eyelashes resulting in difficulty seeing in your peripheral vision. This sagging can be genetic, a result of age or even a consequence of years of sun exposure and poor lifestyle choices. Sagging upper eyelids are extremely concerning because they can make it difficult to see and can create various other health concerns. Aside from the sagging skin, if you notice yourself tipping your head to see properly this may be a sign that upper eyelid blepharoplasty is needed to correct and improve vision. The excess droopy skin that affects vision can occur in both men and women of various ages. The removal of the excess skin through an upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure can help improve your vision as well as your appearance. If you have excess upper eyelid skin and experience difficulty seeing, you may need upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Dr. Zoumalan will meet with you for a consultation and perform a comprehensive oculoplastic examination to see if upper eyelid blepharoplasty is right for you. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a minor procedure performed in office while you are under local anesthesia.
Enhanced Eye Shape for a Refreshed Appearance
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and lower eyelid blepharoplasty can benefit eyelid rejuvenation. These procedures remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids and immediate surrounding areas. In doing so the procedures can help reveal a more youthful, rejuvenated and refreshed appearance as well as an enhanced eye shape. New strategies to improve the appearance of aging lower eyelids (i.e. blepharoplasty procedures) are sometimes combined with face lifting techniques which may include fat grafting, dermal fillers and more. In combination, blepharoplasty and face lifting techniques prove to improve facial resilience and enhanced eye shape as well. Upper and lower blepharoplasty are frequently combined to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation of the eye area. The removal of excess skin and fat pockets in your upper and lower eyelids can be done in a minimally invasive manner to allow for a speedy recovery and refreshed appearance.
Reduced Skin Irritation from Excess Folds Rubbing Together
Excess skin in the upper eyelids can result in a heavy feeling and often can cause irritation while blinking due to excess skin rubbing together. A blepharoplasty surgery can help improve this irritation and discomfort. The blepharoplasty surgery can also help people that experience issues when wearing eye makeup by eliminating the smearing of eye makeup caused by excess folds around the surrounding eyelid.
Youthful and Rested Appearance
Undergoing blepharoplasty surgery can help rejuvenate the appearance. The eyelid lift, fat removal and sculpting of the eyelids can help provide an alert and rested appearance unlike anything else. Depending on the approach of the doctor and choices made by the patient, there are various methods for improving a youthful appearance in patients. For example, rejuvenation of the periorbital area will provide an alert open eye look which benefits greatly in achieving a younger, rested look. Depending on the evaluation of the upper lid, Dr. Zoumalan will also take into account the position of the eyebrow in concordance with the eye. A droopy eyebrow accentuates age and thus Dr. Zoumalan may recommend a brow lift or forehead lift to account for this.
Removal of Dark Under Eye Circles
A blepharoplasty can also help boost your self-confidence as well as your self- esteem by restoring a more youthful and well-rested appearance. Removing excess fat from under the eyes along with fat repositioning can help eliminate dark circles and soften your overall appearance.
Improvement in Lower Eyelid Hollowing
During a blepharoplasty some of the excess fat can be repositioned to help improve the volume loss below the eyelid. Volume loss below the eyelid often occurs when orbital fat begins to protrude forward due to a weakening of the orbital septum. The orbital septum is what usually houses orbital fat in the eye socket. Additionally, volume loss below the eyelid is also in response to a loss of fat and volume in the cheek. The result of this is a deflating of the cheek which ultimately begins to descend away from the lower eyelid. The end result is a very large abrupt junction between the lower eyelid and cheek which causes the tired, aged look and lower eyelid hollowing. With blepharoplasty, patients will see an improvement in lower eyelid hollowing and a reversal of the tired, aged look that results from lower eyelid hollowing. In some cases of significant volume loss, fat repositioning alone may not address the loss of volume along the lower lids, midface and cheek area. Fat grafting may need to be incorporated in addition to fat repositioning in order to address excess volume loss.
No More Forehead Discomfort from Muscle Straining
Blepharoplasty is not just used for cosmetic purposes, there are many great functional blepharoplasty benefits. In addition to a functional eyelift being used to improve vision and remove excess saggy skin, a functional eyelift is also useful for reducing muscle straining and improving forehead discomfort. Removing excess skin can help give relief to people who feel as if their eyelids are heavy due to the skin weighing down on the eyelids and eyelashes. In most cases the forehead wrinkles are over activated and can lead to headaches due to the occurrence of muscle straining. A blepharoplasty removes the excess skin and also improves the muscle straining associated with forehead overuse.
Fewer Fine Lines On Outer Corners & Lower Eyelids
A blepharoplasty can help diminish the number of fine lines seen around the outer corners and lower eyelids. The appearance of fine lines can be reduced by lifting the lid and removing excess skin around the eyes. However, blepharoplasty surgery has some limitations in removing fine lines. Botox may have to be injected along the crow’s feet at regular intervals to further improve the crow’s feet wrinkles you get when you smile.
Dr. Zoumalan has evolved his techniques into what he describes as a Natural Looking Blepharoplasty™. By using advance techniques that are minimally invasive and lead to quicker blepharoplasty recovery time the Natural Looking Blepharoplasty™ can help patients rejuvenate their appearance.
Dr. Zoumalan routinely performs upper and lower lid blepharoplasty surgery at the same time. This is beneficial to patients as it can help reduce the blepharoplasty recovery time versus having two separate procedures. Patients who often have upper lid aging signs may also have lower lid aging signs which include prominent lower lid fat pockets (lower lid eye bags), volume loss and hollowing, and even excess lower lid skin. A lower lid blepharoplasty can help improve the look of the lower lid. Dr. Zoumalan employs the latest advanced techniques to help allow you to look as natural looking as possible. When you meet with Dr. Zoumalan for your blepharoplasty in Los Angeles, ask if you would benefit from a lower lid blepharoplasty surgery at the same time as an upper lid surgery.