What Is the Best Age to Get Eyelid Surgery?
One of the most prominent signs of aging for most people is dark, tired, and sagging eyes. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of both upper and lower eyelids and take years off your face. The best part is that most patients report that eyelid surgery is one of our most effective facial procedures while still looking natural. After eyelid surgery, you will look well-rested and youthful.
As your facial skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. Combined with the constant pull from gravity, excess skin begins to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. Excess skin on the lower eyelid causes wrinkles and bulges, while on the upper eyelids, an extra fold of skin can hang over the eyelashes and impair your vision. This is why getting eyelid surgery after 40 will provide you with the most satisfactory and visible results.
Whether you experience functional problems with your eyelids or want to improve your overall appearance, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area around your eyes and help you feel more confident.
Eyelid surgery can make you look younger
Upper eyelid surgery removes excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness, while lower eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles from the lower eyelid area. Both surgeries provide results that make you look younger and refreshed.
Eyelid surgery removes loose or sagging skin that creates disruptive folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, which sometimes impairs vision. It also repairs drooping lower eyelids and gives you reduced puffiness and bags under the eyes. You’ll experience improved upper facial appearance, a brighter and more youthful appearance, and enhanced self-esteem.
The best age to get eyelid surgery is after 40
Approximately 91% of patients who have eyelid surgery are over 40, and more than half are over 55. Additionally, some younger people with naturally hooded eyelids get eyelid surgery to improve their overall facial presentation. You can have cosmetic eyelid surgery at any age over 18, but if you want to address aging and similar concerns, the best results are after age 40. Because this is such a personal choice, and every person is different in terms of their facial structure and shape, a consultation with Dr. Poulos can help you decide the best age for you to have eyelid surgery. Also, having specific and realistic goals for your eyelid surgery results can ensure that you get exactly what you want.
Eyelid surgery results are long-lasting
The beauty of eyelid surgery is that the results are long-lasting, and you will notice eyes that are brighter, more open, and alert. You’ll also notice an overall more youthful and vibrant appearance when your surgery occurs at the optimum time. Most patients notice immediate improvements, with final results emerging 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. To see the best results possible, it is imperative that the surgical incisions do not experience excessive force, abrasion, or motion while you are healing.
It is important to remember that while eyelid surgery can permanently correct some conditions, you will continue to age naturally. Additionally, achieving optimal results with one surgical procedure may not be possible, meaning that another surgery may be necessary.
Your eyelid surgery with Dr. Poulos
Dr. Poulos has been named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Worcester Magazine and has earned a reputation for transformative outcomes that exceed their aesthetic goals. Because her approach to eyelid surgery is personalized and intuitive, Dr. Poulos takes extra care to ensure that scarring is minimal and unassuming. Dr. Poulos has extensive experience with this procedure and is a board-certified surgeon, making her the best choice for your eyelid surgery in Worcester.