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Blepharoplasty – Beat the clock

Blepharoplasty – Get rid of droopy eyes that make you look older

They say eyes are the windows to your soul …and well age. A study conducted in London showed that when strangers are asked to judge someone’s age, the eye area is one of the biggest influencers. Your pair of eyes are also the first thing people look at when talking to you, immediately forming a mental picture about you. And your work schedule is not really helping, is it?

What are the causes of old looking eyes?

Although genetics does play a part, it is not usually the main cause of older and tired looking eyes.

  • The skin – The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most fragile area on your entire body and, therefore, needs the utmost care. People tend to give very little or no attention to their eyes which then results in dark circles.

  • Dark circles – The culprit of tired looking eyes, dark circles usually occur due to lack of sleep or fatigue, and fluid imbalance can also lead to it. In some case, people will also notice that dark circles run within the family. It can be remedied with a good night’s rest but not always.

  • Ageing – As we age, our skin tends to thin along with it. An enzymatic reaction occurs with oxidation of the cells and hardening the collagen in the skin that contributes to formation of eye bags that gives an older appearance.

  • Lifestyle – Lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine-containing drinks can also contribute to dark circles under the eyes.

  • Dehydration –  A youthful skin requires proper hydration of the body and, therefore, it is important to drink a lot of water every single day.

  • Excess skin – In some cases, when people complain about their tired look, it may, in fact, be excess skin and obvious fat pads that form eye bags under the eyes that make them tired-looking.

How can Blepharoplasty help?

People, especially in their middle age, start complaining about their tired look that makes them look older than they are. Sometimes this may become a disadvantage to them in a working environment if they are competing with younger people. Due to this reason, Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is becoming more and more popular in London, and surprisingly mostly among men.

So how can Blepharoplasty help you restore your youthful appearance?

  • Small incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids to remove excess skin and fatty tissue that causes hooded eyes or eye bags underneath the eyes.

  • Laxity of the skin and tissue underneath the eyes that give an aged look can also be smoothed out by Blepharoplasty.

  • Droopy eyelids can also be dealt with by Blepharoplasty, leaving you with a more alert appearance.

Here at London Lipo Institute, our surgeon also offers what is called ‘the Asian Blepharoplasty’ aka double-eyelid surgery for Asians who are born without a visible upper eyelid crease. Blepharoplasty can help create a natural looking crease on the upper eyelid and improving the shape of the eyes. Keep in mind it’s never too late to achieve it. Good Luck!

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