Do you look years older than your actual age because of eyes that appear tired all the time? In most cases, the problem involves the eyelids. At K Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kayastha performs blepharoplasty to restore the youthful appearance of the eyes. There are many myths surrounding eyelid surgery. Here are the most common misconceptions.
It removes crow’s feet.
Crow’s feet are wrinkles that extend from the eye’s outer corner. Their appearance is attributed to the repeated movement of the eyelid muscles. Blepharoplasty removes fat deposits that cause bags, and tightens eyelid skin. However, it doesn’t address the contraction of muscles that lead to crow’s feet.
A scar is left after lower eyelid surgery.
Incisions during lower eyelid surgery can be placed under the eyelashes of the lower eyelid or the lower eyelid’s underside so scars will not be visible.
Only women have blepharoplasty.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, males represent approximately one-fifth of blepharoplasty patients.
Patients feel extreme pain after blepharoplasty.
Although there is bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort after the procedure, pain medications relieve any pain. These effects are not debilitating, allowing patients to resume normal activities within one week.
To know what blepharoplasty can and cannot do, request an appointment with Dr. Kayastha today by calling 518.346.0002 or filling out this online contact form.