What Are The Benefits of Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, effectively alters the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids or sometimes both. The goal is to improve the appearance of the eye and surrounding areas. It even improves vision when drooping eyelids have become intrusive. Here is what you should know.

Concerns That Eyelid Surgery Can Address

Eyelid surgery is extremely helpful in addressing several signs of aging that appear around the eyes. These include:

  • Draping skin that blocks vision by obscuring the view
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Address excess fat deposits that present as puffiness beneath the eyelid skin
  • Fine wrinkles or extra skin on the lower eyelid
  • Lower eyelid droopiness, avoiding showing the white below the iris

Top Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

You can expect several benefits from undergoing eyelid surgery. These include:

More Restful Look

Appearing tired all the time is an often-stated reason for wanting eyelid surgery. The tired look is because eyelids with bags are heavy and create an exhausted or run-down appearance. Sagging eyelids can also create the appearance of a closed eyelid that only adds to the sleepy, tired feel. Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the eyes by removing the sagging skin, which widens the appearance of the eyes and creates a more refreshed look.

Restore a Youthful Glow

The aging process affects the eyelid skin. Over time, the skin naturally loses collagen and elasticity, which can cause drooping and sagginess in the eye area. Eyelid surgery can remove the sagging skin and tighten the area, creating a more youthful appearance.

Create a Smoother Forehead

While it might not be obvious, eyelid surgery can positively impact the wrinkles on the forehead area. The forehead is impacted because when eyelid droopiness negatively impacts the vision field, individuals will naturally lift their forehead to compensate and move the eyelid. This can produce more wrinkles and lines in the forehead area. Therefore, fixing the droopiness of the eyes benefits more than the eye area alone, it improves the forehead as well.

Improve Your Vision

Sagging upper eyelids can cause problems in terms of vision. Therefore, even regular day-to-day activities can be made more difficult. Thankfully, eyelid surgery can correct this problem and restore the field of vision, making it a functional surgery in addition to being cosmetic.

Contact Us Today

Eyelid surgery comes with many long-lasting benefits. If you would like to determine whether this procedure can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dean Kleto, M.D. today to schedule an appointment by calling (865) 524-2442. Dr. Kleto can meet with you in his Knoxville, TN, or Sevierville, TN, office to discuss the available options to help you.


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