When it comes to the signs of aging, your eyes tend to tell the story. Whether it’s crow’s feet or puffy and drooping eyelids, your eyes can greatly affect your appearance.
The good news is blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can tighten and tone the eyes, helping to give you a more youthful and bright appearance. But how long do blepharoplasty results last? Can you expect eyelid surgery results to last a lifetime, or will additional surgeries be necessary down the road?
Blepharoplasty Doesn’t Stop Aging
How long blepharoplasty results last depend on whether you had upper or lower eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery, which treats bags and wrinkles below the eye, is often considered permanent, with touch-ups rarely being necessary. Upper eyelid surgery, which reduces the sagging and puffiness on the eyelids, typically lasts for about 5 to 7 years. The reason being is that, while eyelid surgery results are permanent, it doesn’t stop the aging process. You may experience forehead and brow sagging as you continue to age, and this sagging will push down on the skin above your eyelids. When this happens, a brow lift is often enough to reveal your original eye lift results.
How to Extend the Life of Your Results
In many cases, treatment will facial fillers, such as Dysport or Restylane, can help to combat the signs of aging that can affect your eyelid surgery results.
The good news is there are some things you can do to slow the aging process and extend your eyelid surgery results. Sun damage greatly contributes to the signs of aging, so wearing sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses can help keep your eyes and face protected. In addition, keeping your skin hydrated by drinking water and following a regular skin care routine will help you maintain your results.
For more information on blepharoplasty and what to expect, contact Dr. Drew Davis today at (916) 318-5770 or fill out our form online to schedule a consultation today.