3 Reasons Eyelid Surgery is on The Rise
Here’s an eye-opener for you: according to the latest news from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), eyelid surgery is growing more than ever in popularity. In fact, the procedure was up an eye popping 26.3% in 2017 over the previous year and 33.5% during the past five years.
And why not? Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, packs a real punch in terms of rejuvenation for both men and women, ranking in the top five most requested procedures for both sexes. After performing eyelid surgery in New York for many years, we have found three leading reasons why:
Bang for the Buck
For a relatively modest price tag compared to many other forms of cosmetic surgery, blepharoplasty can work wonders for the right candidate. Do friends sometimes say you look tired when you don’t feel that way? Eyelid surgery may be a good choice. Do you wake up with puffy lower lids no matter how much sleep you get? Blepharoplasty may be the solution.
If you feel other factors contribute an aging appearance you notice often in the mirror, you might also benefit from a facelift, neck lift and other surgical options. In fact, those procedures and others are often combined with an eyelid lift. But in terms of return on investment, eyelid surgery is one of the best choices for many.
Quick Recovery Time
Blepharoplasty also involves a fairly quick and easy recovery. Patients usually report a sensation of tightness and perhaps a bit of soreness after surgery, but actual pain is rare. Swelling and bruising are common and can be eased when patients rest with their head slightly elevated. You can also use cold compresses to help. Most people feel ready to go out in public with makeup in about a week while some wait a bit longer.
Overall Rejuvenation Effect
The benefits of eyelid surgery can be dramatic. When skin around the eyes is smoothed and lifted, patients look younger, refreshed, alert and even happier. Those whose eyelids were exceptionally droopy can even see well for the first time in a while.
On of our New York eyelid surgery patients, Claire, said, ”Just a little bit of fine-tuning can make a huge difference.” You can read about her experience here.
A Few Considerations
Just because eyelid surgery is popular doesn’t mean every plastic surgeon you run across is equally prepared to do it well. It takes years of experience to create dramatic change while avoiding the risks inherent in cosmetic surgery around the eyes. You’ll want to be sure your surgeon can deliver results that include:
Upper lids that are elevated, but not cat-like
Eyelid skin that is smooth, but not too tight
Lower lids that lie flat without looking sunken or hollow
An additional factor is that there are small but significant differences in the surgical approach for men and women. Read more about our blepharoplasty philosophy here.
Knowing that eyelid surgery has great potential and carries some risks, our approach to the procedure is conservative and gentle. We have performed blepharoplasty thousands of times for men and women, and it’s a procedure we enjoy thoroughly. It’s a pleasure to see our patients’ eyes shine again!
If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in New York with us, call 212-570-6080 today.