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Is it worth it to get Upper Blepharoplasty? Dr. Sheffield Responds to Your Questions about When It’s Time To Get Eyelid Surgery

Are you thinking about getting an eyelid lift? If so, you probably wonder about the type of results this operation will bring, as well as if you undergo this surgical method if it’s likely to be worth it so your eyes will look more refreshed. It’s a good idea to research the process, and if you procure the correct plastic surgeon, you’ll discover this technique has a comparatively simple recovery and you get quite an impressive outcome. Underneath, Dr. Robert Sheffield will respond to patients’ frequently asked questions patients regarding an upper eyelid lift (additionally called blepharoplasty).

At what age is it best to get an eyelid surgery procedure?

Skilled plastic surgeons ought to be capable of providing results that look natural despite whatever age you are. However, patients who decide to get this done at a younger age rather than wait til they are older get one big benefit: the younger a person is, the more their skin is elastic, which supports perfect healing as well as outcomes which age quite naturally. If your age is the reason your eyelids are drooping, you can many times benefit more if you get this done in your 50s (though it’s commonplace for folks to delay until they are in their 60s). Younger folks born having double eyelids can decide to get it done much sooner.

Many younger folks often adore the outcomes of just an eyelid lift, whilst people who show aging signs more significantly many times decide to mix more than one procedure to get an anti-aging look all over their neck and face.

If one waits to get their eyelid lifted after they present with a severe (instead of moderate) droop, you’ll probably notice a more remarkable change which might seem not to balance with your additional facial features. When this happens, older folks might decide to get more surgeries, like facelifts, in order to keep their additional facial features balanced with the way their eyelids look.  The eye region is generally the first place to start showing the signs of aging so in terms of plastic surgery it may be a good indicator of when it’s time to get eyelid surgery.

Is it worth getting upper blepharoplasty done?

Of course, as the majority of patients concur that getting an upper blepharoplasty done was worth all the cost, as well as recouperation time. In truth, this type of surgery has a rating of 95 percent “Worth It” via RealSelf. The recipients listed the following reasons they were happy they got it done:

Upper blepharoplasty is a fairly inexpensive technique with the price being in the middle range as compared to, for instance, getting a facelift.
The process presents a significant, notable improvement to the person’s appearance. The recipients look a lot more alert, lively and open, and these outcomes can be seen each time they see themselves in a mirror.

The recovery is quite manageable, as well as brief.

For some recipients, getting an upper eyelid lift done will improve their field of vision.

To get excellent outcomes, it is crucial to hire a plastic surgeon who has excellent skills. The eye region is particularly sensitive, thus it necessitates a nuanced method to get aesthetically pleasing results as well as to undergo a safe process.

How long will upper blepharoplasty procedures last?

Upper blepharoplasty operations “turn back the clock” on your eye aging around 10 years. A few patients might discover they need to get a touch-up job done in around 10 years, whilst some decide to just let their normal aging process go on, if so their eyes will keep aging, yet will look a bit younger than would have happened if they didn’t get an eyelift at all.

There’s a little deviation via on this “10 year” rule, because aging results depend on the way a person cares for their skin. It may help to get anti-aging skin treatments as well as laser skin resurfacing to assist you in maintaining your outcomes via encouraging collagen production, which slows down the loss of elasticity in the skin. The type of skincare habits you have additionally plays a role in the way someone ages.

Does an upper blepharoplasty alter your eyes’ shape?

An eyelid lift could alter your eyes’ shape, if chosen, or it could merely put the clock back a ways on the aging process. A few patients wish subtle shaping along with looking younger.

Pick a surgeon who is cosmetic-focused and has done many eyelid lifts and had a lot of happy recipients whose concerns were similar to yours.

So, don’t pick surgeons who could inadvertently alter your eye shape via a bad technique or because they don’t have much experience. Be sure to pick a surgeon listed on a reputable board listing certified plastic surgeons specializing in doing blepharoplasty. Then you and your surgeon need to discuss it all in great detail regarding your objectives. Also be certain you take a look at the before and after pictures of recipients who look a lot like you in their “before” pictures, with outcomes you like in their “after” pictures. It’s extremely vital for the surgeon to clearly understand your objective so you’ll be able to come up with a plan for a detailed process.

Will you look younger with an upper eyelid operation?

Yes, undergoing upper eyelid surgery indeed makes one appear younger. Since we usually get drooping eyelids when we get older and the skin gets less elastic, this element is one obvious signifier of your age. If you reverse the drooping it assists recipients in appearing younger.

No matter if you think you might be a great fit for getting a facelift eventually, it’s fine if you merely wish to get the eyelid lift at this point—you’ll probably appear a lot younger. Similar to blepharoplasty, a neck is additionally a localized technique that, even though it treats only one region, it assists recipients in appearing younger without undertaking a total rejuvenation of the face.

A lot of folks love the upper blepharoplasty since even though it just affects a small region, it’s got a huge effect on the way someone looks.

Even so, the older someone is when they get an eyelid lift done, the more chances additional complementary techniques are going to be required besides the eyelid lift to get a more natural appearing look.

Call a plastic surgeon in the Santa Barbara plastic surgery clinic to get your personal consultation.

Should you be thinking when it’s time to get eyelid surgery, we invite you to call to get the consultation. We’ll talk about your objectives, look over some before and after pictures of other recipients our clinic has helped, then talk about what kind of outcome you can get. Contact us at (805) 318-3280 or go online to set up the consultation.

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Interested to know about when it’s time to get eyelid surgery options?  Whether you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.

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