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Should I Get an Eye Lift?

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 09:20 AM

Are you looking to remove excess fat, skin, and atrophied muscle from around your eyes? Do you have loose, sagging eyelids? You may be a candidate for eye lift surgery, technically called blepharoplasty. If you have just a pocket of fat beneath the lower eyelids and don’t require any excess skin removal, then you might need only a lower-eyelid lift, called transconjunctival blepharoplasty.
You should be physically and mentally healthy if you are considering eye lift surgery and your expectations from the surgery should be realistic. Most people undergo eye lid surgery after age 35, but those who have inherited a droopy eyelid may opt for the procedure at an earlier age. If your vision is obstructed by drooping eyelids, you should consider eye lift surgery. The benefits that eyelid surgery affords, like an enhanced appearance and improvement in sight for those with extremely droopy eyelids, are long-lasting and can be life-changing. However, it won't remove crow's feet or other wrinkles or eliminate dark circles under your eyes or lift sagging eyebrows.
Certain medical conditions can bar you from undertaking eye lift surgery, like glaucoma, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, circulatory disorders, and thyroid problems.
Your surgeon will caution you about the risks associated with the eye lift surgery. One may have painful swelling and a hollow appearance in the eyes due to excess removal of fatty tissue. Allergic reaction, infection, and difficulty using contact lenses are a few other risks involved. You should assess the risks and realistic benefits before considering eye lift surgery.
If you smoke and need eye lift surgery to refresh your look, it is time to quit smoking. Smoking delays healing time because of its effect on circulation. Remember, smoking also speeds up the signs of ageing.
Affordability is a factor to be considered. In general, eye lift surgery in the United States will cost approximately $6,500 to $7,500, depending upon the location.
There are articles claiming that eye lift creams are equivalent to a surgical eye lift. This is quite simply not the case. These creams will give you some results, but nothing too drastic. Eye lifting creams are not regulated by the FDA. The claims made by these manufacturers are not necessarily scientifically proven. Nevertheless, you may see some results, but they will be nothing exceptional. It is very difficult to figure out the best eye cream, because skin types differ from person to person.
Recently, Ivanhoe Broadcast News reported on Aluma, a new breakthrough treatment for eye lifts, without surgery. You can consult your healthcare provider about Aluma. A few exercises have been reported to be useful for lifting the eyes without surgery, but their validity remains unproven.

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