When you look in the mirror, are you frustrated that you look older than you feel?
When you see yourself in a photograph do you wish you could look younger and more refreshed?
Blepharoplasty – the facts
Our eyes are probably amongst our most noticeable features; and with time they often betray our age. No matter how active one is, or how healthy one’s diet, those tell-tale signs of aging will always show around our eyes.
As we age, our eyelids stretch and the skin around our eyes loses some of its elasticity. For many this can mean droopy upper eyelids, or loose or sagging lower eyelids, and excess fatty deposits that create unsightly eye bags.
This natural aging process can make us look more tired and older than we feel; affecting self-esteem. In extreme cases droopy eye lids can also affect vision.
Blepharoplasty is the term used to describe eyelid surgery. The procedure can be performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. The surgery removes and tightens excess eyelid skin for a more alert, youthful appearance.
The procedure can either address just the upper eyelids (usually for example to lift drooping lids); or the lower lids (where it can be effective in reducing puffiness and ‘eye bags’); or both together.
Blepharoplasty usually takes between 1 and 2 ½ hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.
The procedure is increasingly popular worldwide and men are also finding it makes them look and feel much younger and contributes considerably to their overall wellbeing.
“The procedure was conducted without delay, on time and painlessly. I was in and out of the delightful HC hospital in Marbella within half a day which suited me perfectly” explains one of our male clients from Gibraltar.
He continues, “A week later the stitches were removed and the results were staggeringly good and I was very pleased. Two months on there are no obvious signs of surgery at all and there are no bags under my eyes. The results speak for themselves. I had not realised until now how the bags under my eyes had sub-consciously affected my confidence.”
The procedure can make you appear more alert and give you a more youthful look; and these results will last for years.
After all, our eyes are probably amongst our best features, so find our more and get informed about Blepharoplasty by visiting our website and booking a free consultation with Dr. Marco Vricella in Gibraltar or Marbella. He will discuss the options, medical considerations, and the potential outcome of the procedure and confirm if you are suitable for surgery.