It’s inevitable—your body experiences physical changes as you age. The skin around the eyes is one of the areas most likely to show signs of aging. This could lead to saggy or baggy eyelids. A well-trained plastic surgeon can address these issues by performing an eyelid procedure known as blepharoplasty. Having this surgery can transform the appearance of your eyes and make you look years younger, but did you know that blepharoplasty has other advantages? Keep reading, as Preminger Plastic Surgery explores the health benefits of eyelid surgery.
The Health Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Improved vision – Extra skin forms naturally in the upper eyelid; this happens to everyone as we age. Sometimes, this creates a condition called ptosis, which lowers the position of the upper eyelid and can partially obscure your sight in that eye. In addition to the concern about asymmetrical appearance, someone with ptosis can experience an improvement in vision from blepharoplasty. When you receive eyelid surgery in Manhattan, it tightens the muscle and ligament in the upper eyelid, allowing the eyelid to open with ease. Patients who undergo this procedure sometimes report less stress on the forehead muscles because the brow muscles are not having to do extra work to raise the heavier upper eyelid.
Possible migraine relief – Millions of Americans suffer from migraines. Are you one of them? If so, eyelid surgery actually could help remedy your condition. While there is no proven scientific link and more research needs to be completed, one study found that the precise incisions made in a blepharoplasty procedure can also prevent future activation of the nerves that trigger migraines, diminishing the frequency of the headaches and their intensity when they do occur.
Other Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Regaining youthful definition – Did you know that your eyelid is some of the thinnest skin on your entire body? This is why the eyes are most vulnerable to signs of aging. When you undergo eyelid surgery in Manhattan, it can turn back the clock and help you look younger, tightening sagging skin and smoothing wrinkles in both the upper and lower eyelids.
Looking less tired – When excess skin develops on the eyelids, it can make your eyes appear puffy or lead to bags under the eyes. You may develop dark circles or bulges, making you look tired or stressed even if you had a full night’s sleep and feel refreshed. Removing this excess eyelid skin helps rejuvenate your appearance.
Eyelid Surgery in Manhattan or New York City
Now that you know about the benefits of undergoing a blepharoplasty, are you ready to learn more? If so, contact the office of Preminger Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Preminger is a board-certified, Ivy League-educated, highly-experienced plastic surgeon offering her skill and services to patients on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and throughout New York City. Usually, this procedure is an outpatient surgery at our boutique-style office in Manhattan. In many cases, local anesthesia is all that is needed unless the procedure is extensive. To find out more about blepharoplasty or any of the other services offered at Preminger Plastic Surgery, call (212) 706-1900 today to schedule your consultation.