Eyes are inarguably a major focal point of your face. More often than not, eyes are the first thing you notice when you meet a new person or the first place you look on someone’s face. Eye contact plays a huge role in body language, and it’s frequently noted that the eyes can convey thoughts and feelings even without using words. Your eyes make a first impression — so it’s often a cause of great concern that your eyes are especially susceptible to telltale signs of ageing.
Crow’s feet wrinkles, dark circles or bags, and drooping or uneven eyelids are common facial concerns. As these features become more pronounced, you may start to feel that your face looks tired or puffy. These concerns are not always associated with ageing, either. Heavy eyelids, mismatched eyelids and under-eye bags are hereditary and can affect people of all ages. An eye lift, also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is specifically designed to improve these aspects of your appearance.
Open Your Eyes
One of the best things an eye lift can do for your appearance is correct drooping eyelids. Heavy eyelids can make your eyes look smaller and puffier, and in extreme cases can even have a negative impact on your eyesight and peripheral vision. If your eyelids are naturally very hooded or if ageing has caused excess skin to droop near your eyelashes, you may want to consider eyelid surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon can remove the drooping skin and improve the placement of your upper eyelid. Incisions and stitches are made along your natural lid line, which means the results are nearly invisible — blepharoplasty scars fade very quickly and blend into the crease of your upper eyelid. The result is eyelids that no longer look weighed down, improved eyesight, and eyes that appear more open and inviting.
Mismatched eyelids can be a cause of great frustration. Perhaps you are left with an annoying sensation that one eyelid is heavier than the other. Maybe you enjoy wearing eye makeup and struggle to find a look that works on both lids. Whatever its impact on your daily life, a noticeable asymmetry like uneven eyelids can lower your self-confidence. A blepharoplasty is a simple solution to this problem. In the same way that your surgeon lifts drooping or hooded lids, he or she can use the same techniques to raise or lower your eyelid placement so that both lids match and your face appears more balanced.
Refresh and Energise
Heavy lids and puffy under-eye bags can make you look exhausted. If you’re tired of people saying “You look tired,” a blepharoplasty can eliminate the sagging and swelling and rejuvenate your face. Removing under-eye bags can do wonders towards making you look younger and more energetic. Bags under the eyes often form due to muscle weakness around the eyes, a result of genetics or ageing. These muscles are responsible for keeping pockets of fat around the eye in place, but as they weaken they allow this fat to migrate to the lower eyelid. It’s also common for fluids to build up around this migrated fat. Together, the fat and fluids cause the swelling associated with under-eye bags. An eye lift removes this fat and fluid, eliminating the puffiness and helping you look more awake and refreshed.
If you want to bring youth back to your face but aren’t ready for a bigger procedure like a facelift, an eye lift might be right for you. When your eyes look awake and healthy, you can always look your best. If you’re interested in revitalising your appearance with an eye lift, contact Dr Ritz today on (03) 8692 5566 to schedule a consultation.