5 Real-Life Lessons About Eyelid Surgery


As the eyes are generally the first features that begin to show signs of aging, eyelid surgery is one of the simplest and most effective ways to remove years from your face, improve your appearance, and boost your confidence.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about and expect from the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery: A Breakdown

When looking in the mirror, have you noticed that your upper eyelids have started to wrinkle and sag, or that your lower eyelids may become puffy? If so, are you feeling frustrated that applying makeup has become more difficult, or worried that your eyes are making you appear older or constantly tired?

Fortunately, Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) can reverse these effects and allow you to look and feel as beautiful as you are.

Upper blepharoplasty counters the effects of excess fatty deposits, and can correct loose and sagging skin that is responsible for creating the folds that disturb the natural contour of one’s eyes.

Lower blepharoplasty works to remove excess skin and fine wrinkles found on the lower eyelid, and remedies bags or droopiness. Eyelid surgery is a fairly simplistic and non-invasive procedure that can be completed in approximately 45 minutes.

Depending on personal preference, a patient may choose between a local anesthetic, or conscious sedation while the surgery is taking place. Recovery time ranges between 2-3 weeks.

Five Real-Life Lessons About Eyelid Surgery

Countless other people, like yourself, have been dissatisfied with their appearances and have undergone eyelid surgery to correct wrinkling around the eyes. While going through the process, other individuals have learned lessons that can be passed onto you, to make your experience better.

1. It’s about more than appearances

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Making the decision to surgically counter the effects of aging can re-invigorate your spirit and make you feel like you are truly yourself, once again.

2. It’s a worthwhile process

Watch R. Beard’s Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery Story:

One of the biggest lessons that people learn after going forward with eyelid surgery is that it really is a process. The surgery itself is quick and painless, and the recovery time is brief, but it will take awhile for you to really see the results that you are hoping for.

It’s normal for swelling and redness to occur along the scar, and because each of your eyes will heal at its own independent rate, you may notice some asymmetry for a brief period of time.

Although this can feel discouraging, you must remain positive in the knowledge that as the weeks pass, your eyes will heal and will continue to look younger and better than before.

3. Not all surgeons are created equally

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Taking the time to find a qualified, knowledgeable, and highly-recommended surgeon is the key to a successful surgery. Your surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Board of Medicine and Surgery, amongst others.

A solid education and a strong background in cosmetic procedures is a must. A great surgeon will take the time to get to know you in order to determine if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery to ensure that you will look natural and beautiful after the procedure is done.

4. Everyone has different needs

Keep an open mind. For some people, eyelid surgery is enough to correct their problems, while others might require further procedures like a brow or face lift.

In some cases, blepharoplasty may not be the right solution for you. A reputable surgeon will inform you of what’s best for your needs.

5. Knowledge is power

Don’t expect your surgeon to do all the thinking for you, or simply go off the recommendations of your friends. The more you know about eyelid surgery, the more positive an experience you will have.

Eyelid surgery can be a positive, life-changing experience. Feel free to reach out to Dr. Tzikas today in order to get started down the path toward a new you.