Blepharoplasty – Some Common Myths About Eyelid Surgery


The eyes are the window to the soul—and just like any other part of the house, over time, it can begin to show signs of wear and tear. This often comes in the form of sagging or droopy eyelids. For some, it’s a sign of aging. For others, it’s a natural occurrence that has nothing to do with age, rest, or anything else.

People often mistake droopy eyelids as a sign of stress, restlessness, and more. Of course, for people with this condition, whether it’s brought about by age or something else, it can be challenging to be asked this question. It’s tough when you know that you are well-rested and energized.

Fortunately, there is a type of surgery that can repair this. It’s called blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery. The surgery may involve removing excess skin, muscle, and fat. It’s one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in a single year. Plenty of people, even men, get this surgery. Eyelid surgery can drastically improve not just a person’s appearance but also their vision.

With all that being said, it’s even more surprising why there are still so many myths surrounding blepharoplasty.

In this article, let’s shed some light on these myths and get to know the truth.

Dry-Eye as a Common Side Effect

People often warn others from getting eyelid surgery because of the high risk of developing chronic dry eye. Dry eyes can be extremely uncomfortable and lead to various things like pain, redness, burning, and more.

However, this is only a risk factor if the clinic you go to or the doctor you choose is anyone less than an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Dry eye syndrome as a side effect results from overcorrection or removing too much skin during surgery.

This is a mistake that a qualified surgeon is unlikely to make.

Noticeable Scars

Another common tactic that naysayers have against eyelid surgery is ‘lasting scars.’ However, this is simply not true. Even the most eagle-eyed patients can hardly distinguish the lines between scar tissue and regular skin.

If even patients themselves can barely tell where the incisions were made, it’s highly unlikely a casual passerby will be able to tell there is a difference. And even if that were true, in 2021, there is less stigma surrounding cosmetic surgery and the many benefits on a person’s life.

Remove Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are the fine lines that can develop at the corners of the eyes. Of course, that’s just another way of calling them wrinkles. Crow’s feet and most other dynamic wrinkles cannot be corrected through eyelid surgery. Dynamic wrinkles are lines caused by squinting and other repeated muscle contractions. For issues like this, botox injections will probably work the best.

It’s a Simple Procedure

Finally, a myth that naysayers don’t perpetrate. People who don’t understand the seriousness of any surgery, whether cosmetic or not, usually say this. When people say that surgery is ‘simple’ or ‘no big deal,’ it leads to the notion that you might not need to be as discerning in choosing a surgeon. Any surgery, no matter how ‘simple’ or routine, still involves risks.

Summary

Eyelid surgery is a very common surgery, but it does not come without risks. It’s no safer or more dangerous than other commonly performed surgeries. You still need to find a qualified and reliable surgeon to get the best results. When done correctly, eyelid surgery can remove dark under-eye circles, enhance eye shape, reduce irritation, and more. Make sure to find a reputable clinic and consult with a doctor before you move forward with anything.

If you are looking for ways to improve your face and skin, we can help you. Here at Dallas Surgical Arts, we offer a wide range of lifestyle lift services in Dallas and cosmetic services, like eyelid surgery and more. You can trust our team of qualified and highly skilled surgeons, nurses, and staff to give you the best care possible. Contact us today to learn more about our services.