3 Common Myths About Eyelid Surgery

Woman holding her hand near her eyesBlepharoplasty is an incredibly popular type of facial plastic surgery. Also known as eyelid surgery, this procedure is performed over 300,000 times each year in America, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Yet misinformation still remains.

Myth #1: Eyelid Surgery is Purely Cosmetic

Eyelid surgery certainly has its cosmetic benefits. It can correct visible signs of aging to achieve a younger and more refreshed appearance. However, it can also have great functional benefits.

Sometimes, the skin on your upper eyelids will sag to the point of obstructing your vision. An eyelid lift can eliminate the problem, increasing your visual field and improving your quality of life. You should be able to open your eyes much more fully after this transformative procedure.

Myth #2: Eyelid Surgery Has a Long Recovery

Some plastic surgery procedures require a lot of downtime. Eyelid surgery isn’t one of them.

The blepharoplasty recovery process is fairly easy. You can generally expect about a week of considerable swelling and bruising. Most patients resume normal activities within ten days.

Myth #3: Eyelid Surgery Only Treats The Upper Lids

An eyelid lift can do wonders for droopy and aged upper eyelids. But it doesn’t stop there. It can also address a wide range of cosmetic concerns that typically affect the lower eyelids, such as:

  • Under-eye bags
  • Excess fat
  • Sagging skin

Keep in mind that eyelid surgery is not one-size-fits-all. It will be fully customized to meet your needs and goals. You may benefit from an upper eyelid lift, a lower eyelid lift, or both surgeries. Some patients combine their procedure with a facelift or a brow lift for comprehensive results.

Get the Facts During a Blepharoplasty Consultation

Dr. Dean Kleto is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He will gladly provide the information you need to make an informed decision about eyelid surgery.

Call 865-524-2442 today to schedule a consultation at our Knoxville plastic surgery practice. We welcome patients from Sevierville, Knox County, and nearby areas of Tennessee.


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