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3 Surprising Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes are one of the first things others notice about us, but having sagging skin around these important facial features can make us look fatigued or older than we actually are. The muscles and tissues around the eye area weaken as we age, skin in the area loses elasticity, and the lower eyelids become puffier. If you’re noticing that your eyes have gained a sleepy-looking appearance when you look in the mirror, it could be because your upper eyelids are sagging, and you may need blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to improve your hooded look. Dr. Timothy Greco is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who helps Philadelphia-area patients achieve a more symmetrical, proportional, and beautiful appearance with techniques that are customized for each patient’s goals.

He routinely provides eyelid surgery to correct vision loss (due to sagging skin intruding on the field of vision) or enhance the appearance of the eyes. Read on for three amazing benefits associated with eyelid surgery that you may not have heard before:

1. Your Eyes Become Brighter

According to studies, the eyes are the area that other people will assess first when they’re trying to determine your age. This is because signs of aging often show up earlier and more prominently around the eyes. Excess, drooping skin and puffiness can obscure the eyes themselves, preventing as much light from reaching the irises. This may make them appear duller. Reducing the sagging skin allows light to reach the eyes, so that they look more luminous, bigger, and shimmery. 

2. Vision Can Improve 

Sagging eyebrows and extra skin can have a negative impact on your vision. Your main concern may be aesthetic enhancement, but even if that is your primary goal, you can still enjoy an expanded field of vision after eyelid surgery. By tightening the tissues around your eyes with eyelid surgery, the eyes can open more fully, and your visual quality may be improved. 

3. A More Youthful Forehead Area 

If you have been experiencing vision loss, you may have developed a habit of furrowing your brows together to squint or raising your eyebrows to better focus or get more light. This constant movement can cause wrinkles. Eyelid surgery will reduce the need for so much facial activity, so your forehead will appear smoother and less wrinkled. 

Contact facial plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Greco at our Philadelphia area practice for more information on eyelid surgery. Call us (610) 664-8830 or fill out a contact form if you would like to set up an appointment.