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June 01, 2022

By: Omar Almallah, MD

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Showing side by side of a girl's eye before and after

Aging eyes can make you look tired, obscure your vision, and have other unwanted consequences. Fortunately, there’s a safe and effective way to rejuvenate your eye area. Not only can eyelid surgery lift and tighten sagging skin, but it can also remove under-eye bags.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

Eyelid surgery is a customizable procedure. It can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both to target the specific concerns that you want to address. In general, it will likely help you:

  • Take years off your appearance: The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate. For these reasons, it’s often one of the first places to show visible signs of aging. An eyelid lift can give you smoother and more youthful skin that better reflects how young you feel.
  • Look more awake and approachable: They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Unfortunately, aging eyes can often be misread. People may mistake your bags and wrinkles for a tired or grumpy expression. Surgery may help convey your real emotions.
  • Simplify makeup application: It can be difficult to get a good result from eyeshadow and eyeliner when you have crepey eyelids. Your favorite products might clump, skip, or drag. Eyelid surgery gives you a smoother canvas to create age-defying makeup looks.
  • Correct impaired vision: Eyelid surgery isn’t just a cosmetic procedure. It can also be performed for functional reasons. If your eyesight is obscured by drooping upper eyelids, surgery can help increase your field of view. Patients often report both an improved quality of life and a reduction in vision-related headaches after upper eyelid surgery.

These are just a few of the advantages you might enjoy from your eyelid procedure. The surgery is also quick, comes with a manageable recovery, and produces long-lasting results.

Learn More During a Consultation

Our highly experienced eye doctors will gladly provide more information about this procedure. Contact SightMD to schedule an eyelid surgery consultation at any of our offices located in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.