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Will Eyelid Surgery Make my Eyes Look Bigger?

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Loose skin and fat around the eyes can make a person look sad or tired. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, removes extra tissue from the upper and lower eyelids to improve your appearance. Many people undergo eyelid surgery to make their features seem broader and more awake.

Before you decide to go through with blepharoplasty, it is important to know all the risks and benefits involved. Below, triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin discuss what you need to know about this innovative procedure and how Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates produces natural-looking results in Oklahoma City, OK.

What causes drooping eyelids and under-eye bags?

The skin around the eyes is more delicate compared to other body areas. As we age, this tissue loses natural elasticity and starts to stretch out. People who have a family history of drooping eyelids or under-eye bags may be more likely to experience these issues themselves. Factors like sun damage and smoking only accelerate this process.

It's normal to feel self-conscious since the eyes are among our most noticeable features. Unfortunately, over-the-counter products do nothing to address loose or hanging skin. Eyelid surgery is one of the only ways to remove the extra tissue and fat that is causing your concerns.

How does upper or lower eyelid surgery work?

During upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin creates an incision along the natural fold of the eyelid to manage any skin that hangs over the lashes. They may also remove or redistribute some fatty tissue to create a smoother appearance.

Incisions are made below the lash line or inside the eyelid during lower eyelid surgery. This technique allows us to improve bulging and sagging areas without visible scarring. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates may recommend combining upper and lower blepharoplasty to produce a balanced and refreshed look.

Does eyelid surgery make your eyes appear bigger?

Upper and lower eyelid surgery does not actually change the size of your eyes. However, this procedure can brighten your features and make your eyes appear bigger. Our patients in Oklahoma City report that they look more alert and rested after undergoing surgery. Some people even have a wider field of vision as a result of the procedure.

How to preserve your blepharoplasty results

The best way to maintain your blepharoplasty results is to take care of your skin during and after recovery. Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates recommends that patients:

  • Limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen
  • Use gentle cleansers and makeup products around the eyes
  • Stop smoking before surgery and avoid tobacco products altogether

You should also schedule regular appointments with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin for professional skin care treatments and evaluations. These visits give us a chance to catch any changes early and recommend the best course of action to keep you looking your best.

Appear more awake with blepharoplasty

Do your eyes seem droopy or tired? Now is the time to find out if eyelid surgery can improve your appearance. Triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin have helped countless patients in Oklahoma City, OK achieve their aesthetic goals through surgery.

Contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates today for an initial consultation about blepharoplasty. We know that each patient has unique goals, so we tailor our approach to produce natural-looking results that complement your features.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.