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Why it Remains Among the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries

There’s a good reason why eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) consistently ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic procedures. The changes made during eyelid surgery immediately make you look younger, more vibrant, and alive.

How can one procedure make such a significant difference? Because your eyelids age long before the rest of your face shows the effect of time.

At Ventura Eye Institute, we specialize in cosmetic eye procedures such as blepharoplasty. We’ve successfully helped many patients turn back time by revitalizing their eyelids. If you’re concerned about the appearance of your eyes, we can help you, too.

Eyelids age before their time

Over time, your body produces less collagen and elastin, proteins that are essential for maintaining strong, resilient skin. As your skin becomes more fragile, it faces another problem: a drop in hyaluronic acid production.

For skin to keep its youthful texture and softness, it must stay hydrated. Hyaluronic acid is the primary substance responsible for holding moisture in your skin. As its production declines, your skin becomes dry.

Loss of strength, elasticity, and moisture work together to cause wrinkles and sagging skin all over your face. But the skin in your eyelids and around your eyes is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face. As a result, your eyelids succumb to aging before your facial skin.

Your rapidly aging eyelids are further highlighted by the fact that the rest of your face looks much younger. In comparison with your face, your eyelids stand out as they sag and as fine lines develop.  

Blepharoplasty produces remarkable results because your rejuvenated eyelids no longer contradict the rest of your skin. As a result, your new eyelids brighten your whole face, immediately making you look energized and younger.

Fat around your eyes gives in to gravity

A natural layer of fat under your skin provides youthful volume, softens fine lines and wrinkles, and connects skin to muscles, which prevents sagging. As you get older, this fat thins out gives in to gravity and accumulates in pockets around your face.

The change in fat is especially noticeable around your eyelids. Shifting fat around your eyes leads to puffy upper eyelids and baggy areas under your eyes.

The combination of weakened skin and fat movement causes such heavy upper eyelids that they droop down over your eyes. In severe cases, your eyelids become more than a cosmetic problem; they can also interfere with your vision.

Turning back time with blepharoplasty

When you undergo blepharoplasty, we remove excess skin and fat, tighten muscles, and reposition fat, if needed, for the best results. We can improve your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, based on your problem areas and the changes you want to achieve.

During eyelid surgery, we correct problems such as:

Although blepharoplasty primarily focuses on cosmetic changes, we can also treat a condition called ptosis during your eyelid surgery. Ptosis occurs when aging muscles weaken and fail to fully open your upper eyelid.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, it’s time to consider blepharoplasty. We’re here to answer your questions, so call Ventura Eye Institute or schedule a consultation using the online booking feature.

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