6 Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid skin and the tissues surrounding your eyes are thin and often experience signs of aging before other facial areas. Your upper eyelids may droop while the lower eyelids hollow and pull away from the eyes. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) restores the look and function of your eyelids and is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Lloyd Landsman is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and skill in revitalizing your appearance through eyelid surgery.

Blepharoplasty can address a variety of eye-related cosmetic (and even medical) concerns and offers these benefits:

1. Restore Your Full Range of Vision

Sagging skin in the upper eyelids does more than make you look tired. Significant eyelid ptosis (drooping) can cause the upper eyelids to lose the ability to open fully, and the excess tissue can hang over your eyes, reducing your field of vision. Many men and women must manually lift their eyelids or brows to see clearly. Eyelid surgery removes the sagging skin and tightens the underlying structures to restore functionality and your vision.

2. Reduce Under-Eye Bags and Dark Circles

Under-eye bags and dark circles under the eyes can make you look tired. Hollowing in the lower eyelids and tear troughs (creases between your cheeks and lower eyelids) also gives the illusion that you are exhausted, regardless of how much rest you get each night. Blepharoplasty addresses puffiness, wrinkles and a baggy appearance in the lower eyelids for a smoother under-eye appearance.

3. Restore a Youthful Eyelid Shape

When your eyelids impede your vision or droop low enough to conceal your eyes, they also prevent light from highlighting the color of your eyes, giving a dull eye appearance that is worsened by excess skin and eyelid puffiness. Eyelid surgery brightens your eyes by repairing the eyelid muscles and removing excess tissue, so your eyes sparkle when you walk into the room as they did in your youth.

4. Increased Self-Confidence

Men and women with drooping eyelids are often self-conscious of their facial appearance, especially if they are told they look tired, angry or unhappy despite a cheerful disposition. People who have blepharoplasty may experience a boost in confidence and better social interactions without drooping eyelids affecting their first impressions.

5. Fewer Lines and Wrinkles Around the Eyes

Lifting the eyelids and removing excess tissue may reduce the appearance of fine lines in the eye area. Crow’s feet on the outer edges of the eyes may be less pronounced after eyelid surgery. Your forehead lines may smoothen slightly because you no longer have to bunch your brows to lift sagging eyelids. 

6. Eyelid Surgery is Customizable for Facial Rejuvenation

Blepharoplasty is often combined with other facial plastic surgeries or cosmetic treatments for full facial rejuvenation. A facelift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), chin or cheek augmentation and injectables can complement your eyelid surgery results, so you look and feel younger.

Learn more about your eyelid surgery and facial plastic surgery options with our top plastic surgeon in Smithtown. Call (631) 864-4111 or email our Long Island office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landsman.