New Survey Ranks Eyelid Surgery as the Third Most Popular Cosmetic Procedure
There’s one area of the face that seems to get the most attention when it comes to anti-aging creams, injectables, and other treatment options- your eye area. But the truth is that no matter what you do, sagging skin, lines, and drooping eyelids will eventually become impossible to merely cover up with product.
Instead, more and more women and men have found that eyelid surgery, also sometimes referred to as an “eye lift,” offers a much more effective and longer-lasting solution to the age-old problem of eye area wrinkles and sagging skin. In fact, a recent global survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has ranked eyelid surgery as the third most popular plastic surgery procedure being performed in the world.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on the top, bottom, or both lids, depending on your individual needs and goals. This procedure can help to lift and tighten loose or sagging skin, smooth away excess lines and wrinkles, and even treat fatty deposits in the eye area that create puffiness or under eye bags. In some severe cases, these concerns can cause vision impairment, in which eyelid surgery can not only help to improve your appearance, but can also help to restore proper eyelid function (American Society of Plastic Surgeons).
The results of this procedure can create an overall smoother, more youthful-looking appearance that can be very long-lasting–much more so than even the best anti-aging eye cream or injectable treatment option.
Why Is It Becoming So Popular?
Although anti-aging treatments were once sought almost exclusively by women, more men than ever are discovering the many benefits of procedures such as eyelid surgery to help restore a more invigorated, youthful look. In 2015, eyelid surgery was the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed for men in the world (American Society of Plastic Surgery).
While women still make up a majority of the eyelid surgeries being performed, men now account for 21.8 percent of eye lifts, which totals 276,082 procedures in 2015 (world-wide). These numbers are a testament to the fact that plastic surgery for both cosmetic and medical reasons is quickly becoming a social norm around the globe for women and men alike.
Procedures like eye lifts are gaining significant attention for their ability to offer a refreshed, alert appearance. Plastic surgery certainly isn’t only for women, and the rising popularity of blepharoplasty is a pertinent example of this shifting paradigm.
Who’s a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Anyone who is in generally good health but who would like to enhance and brighten their eye area or improve impaired vision due to drooping eyelids can be an excellent candidate for eyelid surgery, provided you have realistic expectations for your results (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). If you’re considering this procedure, find a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing eye lifts with whom you can sit down and discuss your specific goals.
At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh and Wexford, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil has had extensive training and experience performing eyelid surgeries. His skill and attention to detail make Dr. Heil one of the top plastic surgeons in the Pittsburgh area. You can view before and after photos of some of the eyelid surgery results that Dr. Heil has been able to achieve for both men and women and gain a better idea of how this procedure may help you as well.
For more information about blepharoplasty, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heil, please contact us at 724-264-3608 and take the next step toward achieving a younger-looking, rejuvenated appearance that you can enjoy for years to come.