Are you tired of looking tired? Does it seem that no matter how much relaxation, rest and sleep you get, people still seem to ask with concern, “How are you doing? You look tired.”
Stop Looking Tired
For some of us, as we age, we develop darker circles beneath our eyes, puffiness, or even drooping, sagging eyelids – sometimes both top and bottom lids. We look tired, maybe even sad or angry despite getting plenty of rest. Seriously drooping eyelids often interfere with our vision. In this case, your insurance company may pay for the corrective surgery.
One of the biggest facial plastic surgery trends of the year is a Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. It is the second most popular facial plastic surgery procedure, behind rhinoplasty (nose surgery). A blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery) restores a more youthful, open appearance to the eye area, and in the case of extreme eyelid droopiness, it results in improved vision.
Look Years Younger & Rejuvenated
Blepharoplasty surgery takes years off your looks. With sagging, puffy, or droopy eyelids repaired, the eye area appears rejuvenated and refreshed, so if you are ‘Tired of Looking Tired’, consider this surgery. Our eyes communicate how we are feeling to the world. The eyelid lift procedure is unique to each patient, and your surgeon should address your specific concerns, needs, and expectations. We strongly recommend utilizing a facial plastic surgery specialist.
The Procedure to End Looking Tired
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty alone often is performed as an in office procedure with a local
anesthetic and oral sedation, if desired. There is very little discomfort with the
numbing process when it is administered slowly.
The proposed amount of skin to be removed is marked in a manner that will result in
an inconspicuous scar that lies in the skin crease above the lashes and into a wrinkle
of a crow’s foot.
The excess skin is removed along with a sliver of underlying muscle, and then the
exposed fat is removed or contoured as needed depending on patients’ individual
needs and anatomy. Any bleeding is controlled, and the incision is closed with fine, dissolving stitches
which are usually gone in a week.
Recovery is primarily dependent on the amount of bruising and swelling there is in the
first two to three days. This varies, of course, from one patient to the next. But there
are many things that are done to help minimize this and expedite the healing process.
Typically, most patients are quite presentable in one week. Any persistent bruising
can be disguised after this point.
Do you still feel that perhaps you aren’t ready for a surgical solution? There are noninvasive procedures that minimize that tired look as well. Botox injections minimize lines around the eyes and raise the brow area. And, there are other dermal fillers that add volume. The down side to these options is that repeat treatments are required a few times a year.
Hey, we all like compliments, but there is more to looking rested and rejuvenated than compliments alone. Let’s face it…In today’s competitive workplace world and constant social media pic snapping, how we look is showing up a lot and work place studies on salaries and promotions demonstrate our appearances are a factor.
Looking and feeling our best affects our self confidence and self satisfaction. Our eyes communicate how we feel to the world, but also reflect how we feel about ourselves. So, bring on the compliments! Let them begin asking instead…”Wow! You are looking great – what’s your secret?”.
Learn more about Blepharoplasty and Other Non Surgical Options.