Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, was the third most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure last year. Based on recent numbers by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery , eyelid surgery procedures went up by 5.4 percent in 2013 from 2012. With such soaring popularity comes a barrage of questions about the procedure. We answer the 3 most common eyelid surgery questions we encounter here at our practice below!
Are eyelid surgery results permanent?
When it comes to plastic surgery, there is no such thing as results that last for a lifetime. Although surgical cosmetic procedures such as an eyelid lift may have longer-lasting results (which could last for a decade or so) than its non-surgical counterparts, it is unreasonable to expect its results to stay permanent. Generally, the aging process will still continue. Thus, you still need to take measures to maintain the results of cosmetic surgery such as having non-surgical treatments and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Do I also need a brow lift with my eyelid surgery?
Many patients would assume that they also need a brow lift due to the proximity of the brows to the eyelids. And they tend to be always right because when the brows sag, there’s a huge chance that the skin and muscles in the upper eyelids will also droop. However, it should be noted that not all patients who need eyelid surgery should also have their brows lift to achieve desired outcomes. By and large, it all depends on the patient’s cosmetic goals and expectations.
Can an eyelid surgery help me with dark under eye circles?
Dark under eye circles are caused by a variety of factors such as lack of sleep, genetics, hormonal shifts, and lifestyle. All these known factors cannot be addressed with eyelid surgery because it is generally designed to remove excess skin and fat around the eye area. There is one exception though — an eyelid surgery can help reduce the appearance of dark undereye circles if it is caused by a shadow cast by puffy eyelids.
Do you still have a burning question about eyelid surgery? Get in touch with us by calling 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Chacon. We look forward to your visit!