Eyelift Surgery: Pros and Cons

There is no doubt that an eyelift can work wonders on the eyes, creating a refreshed and rejuvenated look, whether the cosmetic procedure is performed above or below the eyes—or in combination. As patients begin to consider and plan for an eyelift, it’s important to weigh the benefits and potential risks. Here are a couple of pros and cons to consider:

Pro: You’ll look natural—like you, only younger.

Today top facial plastic surgeons like Dr. Smith can achieve natural-looking results because of technology, artistry and craftsmanship. In the past, some surgeons often removed too much fat in an effort to “tighten” around the eyes, but the effect left patients looking too hallowed and unnatural. Dr. Smith’s talent and expert surgical skills will provide you with the refreshed and younger appearance you are seeking.

Con: You may require supplementary surgery.

While long-lasting blepharoplasty is known for truly turning back the hands of time, cosmetic surgery can only reverse how far you’ve already aged. Because the eyes are a human organ that will continue to change with future aging, you may need to address new wrinkles and skin issues around the eyes with a supplementary surgery down the line. However, an eyelift is widely considered a more permanent solution when compared to an injectable filler, for example, which you would need to repeat every few months to consistently achieve your desired look.

Pro: Recovery is relatively easy.

Due to how small Dr. Smith can make surgical incisions around the eyes, the recovery time for an eye lift has been greatly reduced. And, Smith Cosmetic Surgery’s specialized Rapid Recovery program helps speed healing immediately following blepharoplasty. Having spent over 25 years specifically focusing on faces, Dr. Smith has created a multi-faceted recovery system using hyperbaric oxygen, lasers, LED light and skin supplements to speed and smooth the healing process.

Con: Seeing final results takes patience.

Often clinics or doctors mislead eyelift patients about the how quickly they will see final results. At Smith Cosmetic Surgery, we want to set expectations appropriately so our patients have an exceptional experience that they can count on. Any facial plastic surgery like blepharoplasty requires incisions, which by the nature of the process will cause some initial swelling and/or bruising immediately following surgery. In fact, the dramatic effects of your eyelift may not come for a few weeks. However, you can count on the fact that our staff will do everything in its power to fast-track recovery with our special combination of proven healing approaches.

For more information about an eyelift’s pros and cons or schedule a free consultation, call us at (303) 741-2211.