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Can Blepharoplasty Make You Look Years Younger?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


It’s hard to deny that the appearance of a person’s eyes makes a profound impact on their overall look. Signs of aging and other concerns around the eyes, brow, and eyelids can make a person look tired, angry, or much older than they actually are. When cosmetic surgery is used to correct these issues and refresh the eyes, the results can be absolutely striking and take years off the clock. Award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, Chief of Plastic Surgery at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, has unmatched experience in the most innovative and effective cosmetic eye procedures available. Discover more about one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures here – blepharoplasty – and find out just how much younger it can make you look and feel.

What is blepharoplasty?

Commonly referred to as eyelid surgery or surgical eyelid rejuvenation, blepharoplasty is a complex and delicate procedure designed to address primarily age-related concerns involving the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.

In upper eyelid surgery, excess skin that causes drooping and sagging is often removed, while lower blepharoplasty targets puffiness and bulging under the eyes.

Some of the signs and symptoms that may mean blepharoplasty is right for you include:

  • Extra skin on eyelids
  • Saggy eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • Obstructed field of vision due to hanging upper eyelids
  • Weak eyelid crease
  • Downturned eyes
  • Puffy undereyes
  • Bulging bags under the eyes
  • Excess fat under the eyes
  • Dark circles under the eyes

What’s the best age for blepharoplasty?

A common misconception about eyelid surgery is that it is only useful for older patients. In reality, blepharoplasty is becoming more and more popular among men and women of all ages, including 20- and 30-somethings. For younger patients, eyelid surgery can correct a number of cosmetic concerns and early signs of aging, resulting in a smooth, fresh, stunning look. Older patients who may already have experienced more advanced signs of facial aging can also benefit from the rejuvenating, anti-aging effects of blepharoplasty. While there is no right or wrong age to have eyelid surgery, a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon can help you decide when the procedure may be most beneficial and appropriate for you.

How long is recovery after eyelid surgery?

The details of your blepharoplasty recovery can vary based on which specific procedure(s) was performed, your overall health and skin elasticity, and other factors. In general, patients are able to return to work within 7 – 10 days after surgery and resume additional routines shortly thereafter, or when cleared by their surgeon. While some level of bruising and swelling is normal, these symptoms are typically mild and will resolve over the course of about 4 – 6 weeks. Patients will notice an immediate improvement in their look after surgery, with the final results developing over the next several weeks as the swelling continues to subside.

Will I have scars from eyelid surgery?

When undergoing any surgical procedure, and particularly one involving your face, it is completely understandable to be concerned about visible scarring. Fortunately, the incisions and sutures used during blepharoplasty are exceedingly tiny, making the resulting scars nearly imperceptible. In addition, Dr. Khorsandi takes great care to place his incisions within the natural lines and creases of the eyelids and lash lines in order to conceal them even further. In fact, most patients can’t identify their own scars once they have healed completely!

Will I look younger after blepharoplasty?

The overwhelming majority of men and women who undergo eyelid surgery for age-related concerns achieve a more youthful, refreshed, vibrant appearance. Eliminating classic signs of aging, such as puffiness under the eyes and drooping eyelids, can shave years off a person’s appearance and make them look more awake, more approachable, and significantly younger. In many cases, men and women choose to pair their blepharoplasty with additional procedures and treatments to restore a more youthful look across their entire face. Common procedures that are combined with blepharoplasty include:

It is important that patients have realistic expectations for their procedure and understand that, while the results of blepharoplasty can last for many years, the aging process itself does not stop. Taking advantage of minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments in the years following blepharoplasty is often an effective way to maintain and prolong your results.

Restore a more youthful look and boost your self-confidence with blepharoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

Are you tired of looking tired? If your friends and family are telling you that you seem worn out, angry, or look older than you actually are, it may be time to consider the life-changing benefits of eyelid surgery. Call the knowledgeable team at VIP Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today, or take advantage of a convenient online consultation from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to helping you restore a fresh, youthful look and feel more confident than ever with eyelid surgery in Las Vegas!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.