There are plenty of reasons to be tired these days. The stressful elements of home life can cause us to lose sleep. Deadlines at work can keep us awake with worry. Fun stuff can lead us to choose the enjoyment of friends and family over our regularly scheduled bedtime.
Our bodies need sleep. Not getting enough restful sleep makes us look and feel unhealthy.
While being tired doesn’t exactly feel good, looking tired can be even worse—who needs friends asking “Are you OK?” If you’re avoiding any midnight oil burning but still look like you’ve been up all night, you might want to consider a blepharoplasty.
This eyelid surgery addresses the physical issues that can make an alert, awake person look to be exhausted and bleary. While you should always be getting plenty of sleep in order to maintain your overall body health, no amount of rest will correct a problem caused by saggy, puffy eyelids.
Fat tends to accumulate in the eyelid area, and the older you get, the more prominent the fat becomes. Deposits in the upper eyelids make them droop, while lower-lid fat pockets appear as puffy bags. As time goes by, skin can start to sag in that area too, adding to the heavy-lidded look of a person operating on too little sleep.
A blepharoplasty removes, remodels, and tightens the excess tissue, including fat, muscle, and skin. A combination of careful incision placement and very fine sutures ensures that your newly alert eyes won’t be marred by overtly visible scars. In fact, scarring is minimal and will eventually blend in with the surrounding skin, hiding in natural expression lines.
Within a few weeks, most people who received eyelid surgery are fully recovered and enjoying a fresh new look—no caffeine required!
To learn more about blepharoplasty, call my Toronto office at (416) 322-7108 or set up a consultation.