Time travel. It’s fascinated the human mind for centuries, but even today it remains firmly rooted in science fiction. Or does it? As many women and men across the country already know, eyelid surgery can be an excellent way to pack up those under-eye bags and head back in time to reveal a younger you.
It’s no secret that the skin around the eye is delicate and easily shows signs of age, including sagging, wrinkling, and puffiness. And if you are tired or stressed, the eyes are likely the first place it will show. How many people are getting more sleep these days? How many are feeling less stressed? The fact of the matter is that as we age and our lives become busier and busier, eyelid surgery can become an important part of any person’s beauty plan.
Who’s Having It?
Nationwide, women have about 85% of the eyelid surgeries performed, and Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. James Romanelli sees a similar patient mix at his practice. Women often resort to makeup to cover dark areas and create a brighter eye appearance, but sooner or later many women realize that makeup can only do so much. This is particularly true for women who have a significant amount of upper eyelid sagging, which not only hides the eye but also makes it difficult to apply eye shadow. Hooding of the upper lid can be corrected through removal of excess skin and tissue. And below the eye, the skin can be tightened to reduce the bags that make a woman look tired and worn out.
Eyelid surgery is also one of the most popular procedures for men, with almost 35,000 men across the U.S. choosing the procedure last year. For many men, this surgery is all about looking good for their age. Often, men do not take good care of their skin on a regular basis, which can cause premature signs of aging in the sensitive skin around the eye.
What Can Eyelid Surgery Improve?
Some patients think that eyelid surgery is only for the upper eyelid, but in fact the skin below the eye can be rejuvenated with this procedure as well. Through a series of very small incisions, Dr. Romanelli can remove skin on the upper lids or fat deposits below the eye to create a younger, brighter eye appearance. You can see the results of eyelid lift surgery when you view photos of real patients in our online gallery.
Back in Action Quickly
Recovery following eyelid surgery takes only a few days to about a week in most cases, but to be sure that you are fully healed following surgery, Dr. Romanelli recommends scheduling your eyelid lift about 6 weeks before any major event like a wedding, anniversary, or holiday party.
Dr. Romanelli is happy to share more information about upper and lower eyelid surgery during a private consultation. You can request your free surgical consultationonline and come in to his office to talk with him one-on-one. At the consult, you’ll get his professional opinion on the steps you can take to enhance the appearance of your eyes.