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There is nothing wrong with wanting to preserve some youthfulness as you get older. Cosmetic surgery offers many different ways to maintain a young-looking face.

One of the most effective ways to do this is to treat the skin around the eyes. Taking care of the skin and muscles around your eyes can also enhance your eyesight.

Keep reading to find out how blepharoplasty can help you look younger and improve your vision.

What is Blepharoplasty?

We communicate heavily through eye contact. Other people’s attention goes right for your eyes when they see you.

Sadly, you use your eyelids more than any other piece of your face. Heavy use is why the eyelids, and the muscles that control them, are usually the first part of our face to age. Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to counteract this.

Blepharoplasty removes excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue around the eyes. The surgeon may also tighten or reattach muscles in the area to help the eyes open up.

How Does The Procedure Work?

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the desired eyelid, removes the excess tissue, and closes the incision.

For the upper lid, they make the incision along the eyelid’s fold to hide any scarring that may occur. The lower lid is a bit more tricky, as there is no fold to make an incision along. Instead, the surgeon will either make the incision on the lash line or inside the eyelid. 

Blepharoplasty is a versatile procedure that is effective for treating many eyelid issues. Since blepharoplasty is so wide-ranging, it can be unclear when exactly you should get one.

Here are some signs that a blepharoplasty could be right for you.

Your Eyelids Are Beginning To Sag

One of the primary reasons to undergo blepharoplasty is to remove fat deposits above and below the eyes. The weight of this extra tissue pulls the skin and causes sagging.

Sagging around your eyes is what makes them look tired and puffy, even if you’ve been sleeping well.

You Have Vision Issues

Blepharoplasties are not always for cosmetic reasons alone. In some cases, they serve a necessary purpose.

Some people’s upper eyelids become so droopy and saggy that they fall in front of the pupil and block vision. Intense drooping like this can cause premature aging, not to mention how much more difficult it makes your life.

When your lower lids sag, the whites of your eyes remain visible all the time, which can lead to issues like dry eye.

You Are Genetically Predisposed

Blepharoplasty is usually a procedure performed on older patients. But, that doesn’t exclude younger adults from getting and benefiting from one.

Some people have a genetic predisposition to dark circles and bags under their eyes. If you suffer from this, it can affect you as early as your twenties and thirties. In that case, a young person can be an excellent candidate for blepharoplasty.

You don’t have to accept looking older or suffer from blocked vision due to excessive tissue around your eyes. Book an appointment at Kovach Eye Institute in South Barrington, IL, to determine if blepharoplasty is right for you!