The Complex Reasons behind Getting Double Eyelid Surgery
Also known as Asian eyelid surgery, double eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure that creates an additional upper eyelid fold for men and women of East Asian heritage who naturally have a single eyelid fold. The procedure sometimes comes under fire for “Westernizing” the appearances of East Asian people. However, the real reasons behind getting double eyelid surgery are much more complex. Whether in pursuit of romance, career success or a personal idea of beauty, these stories from real people who chose to have double eyelid surgery will make anyone think twice before judging.
How Blepharoplasty Can Treat Eyelid Sagging
When most people think of facial surgery to create a more youthful look, they think of the face lift. Eyelid surgery, however, can improve eyelid sagging for a substantially younger appearance. Eyelid ptosis, or drooping, is most commonly seen among older men and women as a result of age, but the condition can also be genetic and occur in younger people. Blepharoplasty tightens the skin of the eyelids and trims away any excess to create a more refreshed, younger-looking result.
Is an Eyelid Lift Considered Cosmetic or Medical?
Eye lift surgery, or blepharoplasty, can do wonders for your appearance, but not everyone gets the procedure for cosmetic reasons. Some people choose to have eyelid surgery for medical reasons. Most commonly, these cases consist of people whose upper eyelids sag to the extent that their peripheral vision is hindered. This may affect a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle and function optimally in day-to-day life. However, not all health care providers readily offer coverage for the procedure. Individuals must undergo a rigorous screening process before they find out if their provider will offer coverage, or if they’ll be left paying out of pocket instead.
Blepharoplasty Is Determined Safe for Patients with Dry Eyes
People who have dry eye syndrome, also known as keratitis sicca, can safely have eyelid surgery. When performing blepharoplasty for people with dry eyes, the surgeon takes special care to protect the orbicularis muscle, which is responsible for tear distribution. In this study, 83 percent of men and women with dry eyes who had eyelid surgery reported no change in the severity of their condition, while 8 percent reported that their condition worsened and 8 percent reported that their condition improved. If you have dry eyes and are interested in blepharoplasty, discuss your concerns with your ophthalmologist.
A Guide to the Eyelid Surgery Recovery Process
Recovering from any surgical procedure can provide certain challenges, but when the procedure concerns a facial feature, you may feel especially nervous waiting for your final results. A breakdown of the blepharoplasty recovery process focuses on restricting physical activity, sleeping in such a way to not irritate the area around your eyes, managing your swelling and bruising, and caring for your eyes with lubrication, bandages and sun protection. With proper care, your eyelid surgery results should leave you feeling more confident about your appearance.
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