If you’re considering eyelid surgery, you’ve probably heard some of the myths surrounding the procedure. Maybe you’ve been told that it leaves scars, or that it’s a dangerous operation. Maybe you’ve even been told eyelid surgery means you’re vain.
That’s all nonsense. Here, we’ll discuss some common myths surrounding eyelid surgery, so that you can make an informed decision.
Many patients who consider eyelid surgery fear that they will be left with nasty scars. Luckily, this is not true.
The incisions are made in the crease of the eyelids. That means that the incision site is not visible. Any scars that do form are kept out of sight.
You just need to make sure you have a skilled surgeon with the right experience.
You won’t be able to get rid of those dark circles with eyelid surgery. But eyelid surgery, by removing the fat around your eyes, can make you look fresher, brighter, and less tired.
It is true that eyelid surgery results aren’t permanent. However, they are often very long lasting, meaning you won’t have to come back to your surgeon for years.
People’s skin types vary, which can affect when and if you’ll need a follow-treatment. And if you are only having the procedure on the lower eyelid, you most likely will never need a second procedure.
Crow’s feet are caused by muscle contractions over time around the eye, leading to wrinkled skin. They have nothing to do with the eyelids.
Unfortunately, these wrinkles are a natural cause of smiling and blinking, and eyelid surgery can’t prevent them. The surgery can help your eyes look less tired and brighter, which will make you look younger.
This myth comes with almost every plastic surgery procedure. And it’s absolutely false. Eyelid surgery is just one of the many ways to make yourself feel and look younger, boosting your confidence. There’s nothing wrong with taking control of your self-image.
Eyelid hooding is a result of sagging around the eyebrow. That means that an eyelift alone won’t be enough to correct hooding.
However, if you are concerned about upper eyelid hooding, speak to Dr. Klicker about adding an eyebrow lift to the operation.
A skilled plastic surgeon certainly makes eyelid surgery look easy. But the procedure is complex, and requires years of specialized training and expertise.
If done by a surgeon without the proper training, you may get bad results, and are at an increased risk of side effects.
You’ll want to make sure your Orange County plastic surgeon has the proper board-certification. This ensures that you stay safe and get the results you’ve always dreamed of.