April 2020

Blepharoplasty: A Short Surgery to Get Rid of Your Eye Wrinkles Long-term

Looking younger is the first step to feeling younger, yet facial surgery can seem like a drastic option for a boost in self-esteem. Although many of us wish to look younger than our years, the understandable fear of going ‘under the knife’ is too large a deterrent for some. Blepharoplasty, however, is no drastic solution. This procedure ranks in the top five choices for cosmetic surgery, more popular even than the facelift.[1]

Blepharoplasty is the medical name for eyelid surgery. Not to be confused with a full facelift, this is a much smaller facial surgery. Blepharoplasty focuses solely on the skin immediately surrounding the eye area - where wrinkles are often abundant. Unlike many other cosmetic procedures, blepharoplasty’s effects can be lifelong with no repeat necessary.


Get rid of your wrinkles


What Causes Eye Wrinkles

Skin is thinnest around the eye, and this area is very vulnerable to damage. Sun exposure is a key factor in skin damage and those who spend a lot of time outside will naturally develop more wrinkles around eyes. However, genes also factor in significantly. Having droopy eyelids, also named blepharochalasis, is an inherited trait.[2] Since it is genetic, there is no cure. With a 95% satisfaction rating, eyelid surgery is a dependable solution.[3]


What to Expect from Blepharoplasty

There are two different types of eyelid surgery available: upper lid and lower lid. Many practices, like Medical Travel in Prague, offer the option to undergo both in one single operation. Incisions are made in the natural creases of your eyes, so scars are barely visible and heal fast. The entire procedure takes less than an hour, with few side effects and a very rare chance of there being further complications. It is thus one of the easiest cosmetic surgeries to recover from.[4]


Is eyelids procedure it right for you?

Blepharoplasty is the best option for people hunting for a long-term solution. While in recent years injectables have grown in popularity, their effects last a mere six months. The benefits of eyelid surgery last for fifteen years. Although this is a surgical procedure, it is minimally invasive and has minimal side effects. As recovery is so quick, it currently ranks number one in cosmetic procedures for women ages 51-64.[5] It is generally recommended for those even younger as well, though, since skin loses its elasticity with age and these changes become increasingly apparent from our forties onwards.


If such a small surgery can make such a profound difference, it is no wonder that more people are opting for blepharoplasty every year.[6]