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March 27th, 2013
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Pros and Cons of Blepharoplasty

They say that the eyes are the windows to one’s soul. That is true, and most of the time the eyes are one of the major features that attract us to someone.

Some people are born with beautiful shaped eyes. Unfortunately, there are those who are not. Some people are unhappy with the shape of their eyes, or the lack of a crease or asymmetry between the left eye and the right eye. Fortunately, there is a procedure that can fix this problem, and this comes in the form of a facial surgery that corrects the shape of the eyelid – blepharoplasty.

Look at all these beautiful eyes!

Like any other form of surgery, this type also has its own pros and cons. If you are considering the procedure, then it is a good idea to check out the benefits and risks of this procedure before proceeding.


Have the eyes of your dreams. The first and most important benefit of the procedure is very obvious – it can give you the look that you want. A single procedure can improve eye symmetry, reduce eyebags or puffiness or create a crease to make eyes look wider or more attractive.

Look younger. Majority of patients report that they look dramatically younger due to this change.

Improve vision problems. This procedure is also beneficial for those who suffer from vision problems due to eyelid droopiness as well.

Quick and easy. Unlike major forms of surgery, this can be done as an outpatient basis since the procedure is very quick to do. Of course, it is basically painless as it is done under local anesthesia.


Requires downtime for healing.Like any other form of surgery, blepharoplasty also has its own disadvantages. While it can be done as an outpatient procedure, you will need time to heal. Hence, you will have to take extra care when dealing with the area. Healing time can vary depending on a person’s health and after care procedure.  Your surgeon may recommend you to use a special eye-wear designed to protect the area and facilitate healing. This can be quite annoying to wear, but you will have to put up with it, too.

Post operative risks. There are also other post operative risks like scarring, infection, pain and loss of sensitivity.

Cost. Of course, since we are talking about a surgical procedure,  it will also cost money. Be prepared to spend somewhere around a few thousand pounds for the procedure.

It is important to be fully aware of all the advantages and disadvantages associated with this surgical procedure. Your doctor should be very thorough in explaining what to expect including the bad just as well as the good. If you are considering blepharoplasty for your eyes, take the time to consult your cosmetic doctor. Ask questions and get answers before you decide.


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