As we age, our eyelids can become saggy, making us look tired and aged. Deep grooves under the eyes and puffy bags can add to the aged appearance. When this occurs, creams and serums are not enough to turn back the clock and blepharoplasty is needed. This procedure, also known as an eyelid lift, is the gold standard for treating excess eyelid skin.
Because this procedure can produce dramatic results, it can significantly improve a patient’s self-esteem, as well as create a more attractive appearance. According to A Dual Approach to Understanding Facial Perception Before and After Blepharoplasty, a journal published by Kristin L. Bater, BA, Masaru Ishii, MD, PhD, and Jason C. Nellis, MD, a study has shown that blepharoplasty patients are rated as appearing more attractive, healthy, and youthful than those who have not undergone the procedure. This is the first study of its kind, to date, and aims to “quantify the perceptions of facial aesthetic changes following blepharoplasty.”
During the study, 401 participants rated before and after photos of 10 women who underwent a blepharoplasty procedure. The analysis also included data from 161 participants who completed a questionnaire. The questionnaire asked observers to rate the age, attractiveness, health, and energy level of pre-op and post-op blepharoplasty patients.
Overall, the study showed that blepharoplasty patients appeared younger than those who hadn’t undergone the surgery. Post-op women also appeared more attractive, more energetic, and healthier.
Not only does this study prove that blepharoplasty can be an effective procedure, it can also turn back the hands of time for a boost in confidence!
If you are interested in blepharoplasty surgery for a more youthful look, contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa today! Dr. Berman is a double board certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience regarding blepharoplasty surgery. During your consultation, he will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to meet your aesthetic goals.