SEE HOW AN EYE ENLARGEMENT SURGERY WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THE WORLD
If you are considering surgery to make your eyes bigger, you may be a good candidate for our double eyelid surgery. This cosmetic surgery procedure is known as an eye lift or Blepharoplasty, on both the upper and lower eyelids.
This procedure removes excess skin from the upper lids and lower lids of the eye to give a more youthful and awake appearance and makes the eye look more prominent and broader.
While an eye enlargement surgery performs typically for aesthetic reasons, it can also improve sight due to sagging skin and droopy eyelids being in the way of your vision.
If you pair this procedure with laser resurfacing, fillers, or forehead and brow lift, you will see a significant improvement in your facial appearance.
Wave Plastic Surgery is board certified and operates out of a fully accredited surgical center offering so many ways to enhance your appearance, especially eye enlargement surgery. Wave’s doctors are experienced and well-reviewed, so you know that you’re in trustworthy hands with the most proficient and caring surgeons and technicians.
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CONSIDER AN EYE ENLARGEMENT SURGERY FROM WAVE
The appearance of the eyes is based on mood, genetics, and the aging process. The aging process equates to a loss in skin elasticity and paired with the effects of gravity, and skin accumulates on the upper and lower eyelids. This skin can cause wrinkles and bulges that can overhang the lids. Even the fat between the eyeball and skull can cause bulges in both the upper and lower eyelids. This fat also deteriorates over time and can affect the appearance of the eyes.
Consider if you are a good candidate for this procedure. You want to be in good health and don’t want to have unrealistic expectations. While most candidates are 35 years or older, if your poor eyelid appearance is hereditary, you may need the surgery even sooner.
It’s crucial that you manage your expectations and discuss your goals with your surgeon. It is also essential that you have no severe eye conditions as well. Upper eyelid surgery lasts at a minimum of five to seven years. The lower lid surgery may last a lifetime. Through this time, your eyes will still experience some aging. If your lids continue to sag, a forehead lift may be necessary.
AN EYE ENLARGEMENT SURGERY WILL ENHANCE YOUR APPEARANCE
When you get an eye enlargement surgery, you should not drive yourself home. You’ll be staying home for several days post-surgery to heal and recover. You may want to have specific items on hand: ice packs, gauze pads, artificial tears, and doctor recommended painkillers to minimize any side effects or discomfort.
There are different kinds of anesthesia for the procedure, depending on the type of procedure you get. If you get just an upper eyelift, you could get local anesthesia, but lower lid surgery may require IV sedation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Enlargement
If your eyes are not as large as you would like, plastic surgery can help. There are a few surgical methods that can give your eyes a larger, more dramatic appearance. Upper eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin and minimizing the bulge in the interior corner of the eye. Lower eyelid surgery is done to address the fatty pockets below the eyelashes. This can give your eyes a larger appearance and help you look more youthful and vibrant.
Health Insurance companies generally do not include plastic surgery that is done for cosmetic purposes. However, if there is a medical necessity for eyelid surgery, it may be covered. If a medical doctor conducts a vision test that confirms this necessity, an insurance company may cover it.
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. The purpose of the surgery is to remove the excess fat and sagging skin from the upper and lower eyelids.
Epicanthoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes the ‘Mongolian Fold’ that covers the inner corner of the eye. This Epicanthal fold may obstruct a significant portion of the inner eye. This can make the eyes look narrow and too far apart. Epicanthoplasty gives eyes the appearance of being more prominent and vibrant.
Canthoplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to reconstruct and reshape the outer corner of the eye. Canthoplasty is a lower-eyelid surgery that makes the eyes look softer and more almond-shaped. It also acts as a face-lift to the under-eye area by giving a person the appearance of being more well-rested and rejuvenated.
The eyelid surgery is ambulatory, so patients return home the day of the surgery. After 5 days, the sutures are removed, and any swelling will quickly subside. The swelling usually dissipates completely 2 weeks after the Blepharoplasty. Patients typically return to work a week after the surgery.
The average price for eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is around $4,000 for upper eyelid surgery and $5,000 for lower eyelid surgery. Most Plastic Surgeons will bundle upper and lower eyelid surgery for a discounted price.
Dark circles or “bags” under the eyes are treated with lower eyelid surgery if they are the result of shadowing due to bulging or fat or sagging skin. If the dark circles are the result of pigmentation changes, skin lightening creams or light chemical peels may be able to treat the issue.
Eyelid surgery typically begins with local anesthesia to numb the area, along with light intravenous sedation. Patients remain awake, but stay comfortable and do not experience any pain during the procedure. After any surgical procedure, some discomfort can be expected. All patients are provided with prescriptions for pain medication. Patients typically have very mild discomfort after their eyelid procedures.
Eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on the body. As such, it heals more quickly than any other skin on the body. The incisions made during an Eye Lift procedure are made along the eye’s natural creases. These incisions will heal quickly and be almost invisible and are typically only visible when the eyes are closed.
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick and non-invasive cosmetic procedure. A plastic surgeon can perform the upper Blepharoplasty in an hour and the lower Blepharoplasty in another hour.
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