If you feel as though your eyes are betraying your age, eyelid surgery might be just the ticket. Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, removes excess skin from the upper eyelid, and can also fix bagginess in the lower lids. It is often performed just for aesthetic reasons, although some patients find their eyelids are sagging to the point where vision is compromised and get eyelid surgery for medical reasons.
It’s important to have realistic expectations about this procedure. The goal of any eyelid surgery should be to help your eyes seem brighter and younger, not to give you the same look as a silent film comedian. The procedure won’t eliminate crow’s feet or dark circles, nor will the eyebrows be affected (you need a brow lift for that). Instead, an eyelid lift should simply eliminate the droopiness of the upper eyelid, giving you a refreshed appearance.
Avoid the Look of Perma-Shock
Note we said ‘refreshed’ and not ‘shocked like your face after the ice bucket challenge.’ A good cosmetic surgeon should use a light touch that never leaves you looking pulled, stretched or eternally surprised after surgery. A successful eyelid lift should help you look younger without broadcasting any real difference, and certainly without looking obviously surgical.
Don’t try to use an eye lift (or any cosmetic surgery) to drastically change your appearance. The procedure should restore your youthful looks, not sculpt an entirely different eye and brow shape. One look at Carrot Top’s face should alert you to the potential dangers of unrealistic expectations.