The extra skin is then removed. This restores the patient to a more youthful appearance. A facelift, however, will not change the shape or appearance of your eyes.
Depending on the laxity of the skin of the lower eyelids it is not uncommon for a surgeon to perform a procedure called a canthoplasty or canthopexy, which can temporarily give the eyes a smaller appearance. With time however, the normal eye shape should return which usually takes about 2-6 weeks.
So, eyelid surgery can help rejuvenate the upper third of your face. It also helps turn back the clock by restoring a youthful appearance. But blepharoplasty cannot alter your eye shape, though it may initially look that way after surgery.
Although facelift provides the most dramatic enhancement out of all the facial rejuvenation procedures, it does not treat the eyes or upper area of the face.
Slight Changes May Occur
Predominantly speaking, the goal of a blepharoplasty is to remove unnecessary tissue and refresh the area surrounding the eye. Though small changes may occur in the appearance of your eye shape, these changes will not be drastic.
Your eyelids will probably look puffy after surgery. The incisions will probably look red, too. The swelling and bruising involved with blepharoplasty recovery tend to resemble a black eye. That is all normal.
People who are not ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are those who suffer from chronic dry-eye, hypertension, circulation disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes or heart disease. Individuals who have glaucoma are advised to speak with their doctor before considering the surgery to find out if it is safe for them.
According to a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the American Society of Plastic Surgeons). Patients who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking at an average of 12 years younger after facelift surgery.
In most cases, a facelift works best for people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s when signs of aging begin to become prevalent. Deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin are the result of the aging process and can be best corrected through surgical techniques rather than non-surgical ones.
Most people who have facelifts are in their 40s, 50s, and 60, which is when facial aging becomes more apparent. Deep wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin happen with aging as the skin's collagen production drops.
As explained in the report, this occurs since our eye, when staring at a screen for a long duration, stretches the muscles, causing the lenses to shift as it has to make room for it to look at close distances, changing their shape entirely.
Astigmatism, as well as short-sightedness or long-sightedness, may affect their reading or concentration. Teenagers with astigmatism should also have regular eye tests to check for an eye condition called keratoconus. This causes the cornea to change shape.
Blepharoplasty can help make the eyes look “bigger” by removing encroaching tissue from the corners. However, the true shape of the eye is not changed with surgery. Your eyelid surgery can be done as a solitary procedure, but is most often combined with another operation such as a facelift or brow lift.
Windblown Look: caused when the surgeon stretches the facial skin beyond a natural point, making the face look pulled back and unnatural. Visible Scars: poor technique could lead to visible scars near the hairline or the ear, which can be hard to cover with makeup.
Answer: Post bleperoplasty swelling
Post surgical swelling of the eyelids always cause the eyes to appear more closed in the early post op phase. As the swelling subsides, they return to a more pleasing and youthful appearance.
Expect to Look Worse Before Looking Better
Don't be alarmed by significant facial swelling and bruising. These effects are typical after a facelift, but gradually diminish as you heal. After your surgery, we'll send you home with dressings covering your face.
Can Someone Be “Too Old” for a Facelift? There is no age at which an individual is too old for any cosmetic enhancement, so long as they are healthy enough to undergo the rigors of surgery, anesthesia and recovery from the procedure.
Many patients develop aging after a facelift in the same way and areas that they developed facial aging initially. Lines will develop around the nose and mouth, the cheeks will lose some of their fullness, and the jawline will eventually soften.
A full facelift, for example, provides the most dramatic results that can last for up to 15 years post procedure. Less invasive techniques, like mini facelifts or S-lifts, yield more moderate results that typically last from two to six years.
Visible scars are glaring signs of plastic surgery. Generally, facelift incisions run from the hairline at the temple and continue in front of and behind the ears and extend to the lower scalp.
In general, the results from your facelift will look very good after about 1-month and you'll look your best at 6 months. A facelift can produce long-lasting results for years to come. And while everyone has a unique aging process, many of my patients don't feel they need more work for 12-14 years.
1 Week Post-Op
During the first week after your facelift, you can expect swelling and bruising around your lower face, ears and neck. Swelling may be uneven, so don't be alarmed if your results don't look perfectly symmetrical at this stage.
You can have a blepharoplasty at any time. But if you're seeking one due to aging, you'll usually get the best results after age 40. People who are advanced in age should generally avoid the procedure because of the risks of surgical complications.
Basically, if your area of concern is the eyelid area, eyelid surgery would be the likely solution, whereas if your concern is around the forehead, eyebrows, and between the eyes, a brow lift may be the better option.