There’s an old saying, “The eyes are the window to the soul.” Whether or not you believe that, there’s no denying that your eyes are absolutely one of the first features people notice about you, and that means they can have a big impact on the impression you’re making.
It’s not just your eyes that matter — your eyelids make a difference, too. If your lids droop or sag, it can dramatically change not only the way your eyes look, but the way your eyes work, too.
Led by Soheila Rostami, MD, and Joseph Davidson, MD, the team at Rostami OPC offers state-of-the-art eyelid surgery to improve vision and enhance aesthetics in patients at their Reston, Virginia, practice. Take a moment as they review five ways eyelid surgery could benefit you.
1. It can help you look younger
Sagging lids and bags under your eyes can age you quickly, and no amount of concealer or makeup can really help. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, removes under-eye bags and lifts drooping upper lids, while also smoothing out pesky wrinkles around the eye area.
Many people opt for eyelid surgery in combination with a brow lift or Botox® injections to revitalize the entire eye and forehead area.
2. It can help you look more alert
Droopy lids give you a permanently drowsy look that can make you appear worn out and tired even when you feel alert and energetic. Eyelid surgery elevates drowsy-looking lids so you appear more energized and awake.
3. It can improve your vision
If your upper lids are very droopy (a condition called ptosis), they can wind up blocking your vision. Sagging lids might interfere with peripheral vision, or if they’re dramatically droopy, you might find they interfere with your field of vision when you’re looking straight ahead.
Upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess tissue and repositions your eyelids to eliminate drooping and sagging.
4. It can reduce infection risk
Eyelid surgery can also help people with lid margin problems. If the lid margin turns in too far toward the eye (entropion), eyelashes can scrape the cornea, causing irritation and increasing the risks of corneal scratches and dangerous, vision-threatening infections.
Sometimes, the lid turns too far outward (ectropion). In this instance, you can wind up with dry, sore eyes, along with an increased risk of infection. Eyelid surgery addresses both issues, restoring a normal lid margin for better eye health.
5. It can boost your confidence
Your eyes aren’t only the first feature others notice — they’re often what you focus on right away when you look in the mirror. If your eyes look perpetually tired, worn out, and “old,” it can take a toll on your self-confidence, especially at work and in social settings. Eyelid surgery lifts droopy lids and elevates your confidence, too.
Performed on an outpatient basis, eyelid surgery takes about 1-3 hours, and recovery is quick, as well. To learn more about blepharoplasty and whether it’s right for you, call 571-568-8716 or book an appointment online with the team at Rostami OPC today.