How Long Will Eyelid Surgery Results Last?


How Long Will Eyelid Surgery Results Last?

Skin laxity is one of the tell-tale signs of aging, especially around the eyes. Eyelid drooping is a common complaint among both men and women. Drooping eyelids result from either the looseness of the skin on the upper eyelids or from the weakness of the muscle that raises the eyelid. In either case, non-surgical treatments such as injections or fillers can provide a temporary cosmetic fix; however, if you are looking for a more permanent solution for more youthful eyes, a blepharoplasty is the surgical approach for you. Eyelid surgery is designed to treat the structural issues around the eyelids, remove excess fat, remove fat, reposition fat and tighten the skin. 

How long eyelid surgery results last will depend on how a patient continues to age. Blepharoplasty is a long-lasting surgery and patients can anticipate enjoying their refreshed results for many years to come, just realize that other parts of the face will continue to age. While the eyelids may still look youthful, it is possible that the forehead or brows could droop, at which time you may consider a mini facelift or a brow lift. After an eyelid surgery, patients often maintain a smoother face by eliminating wrinkles in the forehead or around the eyes with dermal fillers or Botox. In general, upper eyelid surgery results can last anywhere from 5 years to a lifetime. As with any surgery, following your surgeon’s recovery care instructions will put you on a path to making sure your surgery results are maintained for as long as possible. Follow any steps given to promote collagen and elastin by keeping your skin as healthy as possible. Stay hydrated, stay nourished and protect the skin with an anti-aging and moisturizing skincare routine and wear sunscreen daily. 
Eyelid surgery has both aesthetic as well as functional benefits. If you are looking to restore youthful definition to your eyelids or your drooping eyelids are interfering with your vision, it is time to meet with David W. Allison, MD to discuss the obvious and unexpected advantages of eyelid surgery. Minor alterations with cosmetic surgery can bring major satisfaction to how you view your own appearance. Make an appointment with one of our skilled and specialized surgeons by calling 703-754-8228 or clicking here WEBSITE.

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