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What is Blepharoplasty Surgery and Who is an Ideal Candidate for this Plastic Surgery Procedure?
According to the Mayo Clinic, blepharoplasty is the third most popular sought after cosmetic surgical procedure in America, with liposuction and breast augmentation being the only procedures that are more commonly performed. Blepharoplasty is a procedure performed by plastic surgeons that repairs droopy eyelids. Blepharoplasty procedures are usually performed in tandem along with face lifts and other anti-aging / rejuvenation surgical procedures that target the face. In some cases, a blepharoplasty may involve removing fat, muscle, and excess skin. When you have a consultation with a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles that performs the best blepharoplasty procedures, he will be able to go over the procedure steps with you in finer detail, based on your unique needs.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty is almost always performed for patients with two specific needs: (1) those who want to look younger and have a more youthful face, and (2) those with field of vision challenges caused by sagging eyelids. To determine if a blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you, you will need to have a consultation with Dr. Peter Grossman. Upon an examination of your eyelids, the surgeon will be able to determine if a blepharoplasty will allow you to achieve your health and beauty goals, and you can also get a better understanding if any additional procedures can be performed at the same time to help you achieve all your beauty goals.
Others who seek a blepharoplasty do so because their eyelids cause them to appear to look “sleepy” or people often think they have low energy levels because the eyelid condition causes the eyes to look half closed. If you can’t completely open your eyes, having excess tissue removed can correct the problem. Furthermore, removing fat deposits and excess skin from the upper eyelid and lower portions can make patients look much younger and more alert.
What is a Blepharoplasty Procedure’s Procedural Steps?
For patients that are having blepharoplasty surgery on both the upper and lower eyelids, your plastic surgeon will likely begin with the upper eyelid. He will cut along the eyelid’s fold, and gently remove the excess skin, some muscle, and any fat. Then he will close the tiny incision. The surgeon, if necessary, will then direct his attention to the lower eyelid and make a small incision just below the eye’s natural crease located directly below the lashes or he may go in through the inside of the lid. He will then remove, or possibly relocate, excess sagging skin, fat, and muscle before closing the incision. In the event your upper eyelid is drooping within close proximity to the pupil, he may also perform a procedure called ptosis which gives added support to the eyebrow’s muscle. Ultimately, you won’t know the procedure’s steps until you book a consultation with Dr. Grossman, as every patient is different, and each has his or her specific beauty goals.
Blepharoplasty is a popular Procedure for People to Get on their 50th Birthday
Many people who seek cosmetic surgical procedures will, in many cases, plan these around the time of their birthday and treat the procedure as a birthday gift to themselves. A blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures people get at age 50. Typically, when we turn 40 the collagen and elastin fiber located in the eyelids starts to reduce in functionality and number, and as a result, this skin loses its elasticity and strength. The process tends to start out slowly and worsens as we age. That said, when we hit age 50, we can see how the loss in elasticity and eyelid strength has impacted our appearance, and people are motivated to refresh their look, so they appear younger and more vibrant. In many cases, people getting a touchup at 50 will also seek other procedures along with a blepharoplasty. For example, a brow lift surgery may be right for you, and a great add-on procedure when getting a blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty is a Procedure Popular with People Who Need to Look Young to be Successful in their Career
We live in a world where youth and beauty sell products and attract people. In a 2017 Quara report a selection of doctors were studied as they engaged with salespeople made up of men and women in their 40s. It was revealed that salespeople who appeared more youthful and physically appealing were more proficient at selling, and the study also revealed that doctors were more friendly to the salespeople who were more attractive.
People who work in real estate, attorneys, fitness instructors, salespeople selling luxury items, and even doctors will get a blepharoplasty to not only feel better and look better, but to further their career.
Finally, studies show that the eyes play a critical role in people who do face-to-face business. After all, the eyes are the first things we tend to notice when doing business with others, and body language in conjunction with one’s gaze can be very telling. If someone has droopy eyelids and appears tired, they will be projecting a false energy that can impede on their ability to gain trust with others and create meaningful business relationships. For these reasons, many of the people who get a blepharoplasty work with the public in their career field.
Call Grossman Medical for a Blepharoplasty Consultation Today
Why go through life looking haggard when, internally, you have a spark of vibrancy that you are aching to reflect from the inwards out? A blepharoplasty can leave you looking and feeling younger, while allowing people to experience the real you without making snap judgements. Call Grossman Medical today and book a consultation to discover if the blepharoplasty procedure is right for you.