There are so many cosmetic surgery procedures available all over the world that can make you look and feel your best, and one of these procedures includes the cosmetic eye surgery. Let us find out the different kinds of cosmetic eye surgery, what it does to our face, and its cost.
Cosmetic eye surgery: What is it?
Cosmetic eye surgery is a number of surgical options intended to improve the look of your eyes, not necessarily the function, primarily to reduce signs of aging. More often than not, it is the skin surrounding the eyes that is subjected to the surgery, including the lower and upper eyelids.
Cosmetic eye surgery: What are the types?
Blepharoplasty may be the most common cosmetic eye surgery procedure all over the world. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid surgery is the fourth most wanted cosmetic surgery in the US, accounting to 170,000 procedures done in 2015 in the US alone. It is becoming more popular as people age since wrinkles and fine lines become more emphasised as one reaches the age of 50 and above.
There is also what others call Asian eyelid surgery. This procedure is different from the usual blepharoplasty where the wrinkles and other signs of aging get targeted. Asian cosmetic eye surgery has a primary goal to create a second crease on the upper eyelids of most Asian men and women who have squinty single eyelids. Having double eyelids creates the illusion of making your eyes look bigger and brighter. For Asian men and women who are known to have narrow eye opening, having bigger-looking eyes can make theirs appear more expressive and attractive.
There are other cosmetic eye surgery procedures available in the market including the surgical removal of the excess fat under your eyes that we fondly call eye bags, and the removal of mass formation on the sclera from having pinguecula or pterygium. Some plastic surgeons abroad even claim that they can improve the whiteness of the conjunctiva, or even change your eye colour. But these procedures are yet to be performed here in Australia, and more research and studies are needed to back up its safety issues for it to be fully accepted as a legitimate cosmetic surgery in our country.
Cosmetic eye surgery: What should I consider?
When thinking about having cosmetic eye surgery, here are some questions you may want to ponder on and get answers from your plastic surgeon so you can be better guided if the operation would work best for you.
- What can be the risks and potential complications of this eye surgery?
- How long is the estimated recovery period for the cosmetic eye surgery?
- How much will it cost me to have this eye surgery?
- Would there be a need for a revision surgery?
- Will my insurance cover my expenses for the operation?
We hope that with this information we have shared with you, you are able to gauge and understand if cosmetic eye surgery is really a necessity to make enhancements on your face. We still advise you to discuss all your concerns with your chosen plastic surgeon because his recommendations and opinion would matter more since he is the one who has assessed your condition and his expertise can better guide you towards your own personal improvement.