17 Dec Photos of What Celebs Would Look Like If They Aged Naturally Reveals Popularity of Eyelid Surgery
An updated list of “What celebrities would look like if they aged naturally” has really highlighted what we’ve long known: eyelid lifts can make a world of difference. No wonder it’s one of the most-requested surgeries of double board-certified Dr. Sudeep Roy’s patients. Eyelid lifts, both upper and lower, are quick, require a relatively short recovery period, and turn back the clock by several years. The skin around the eyes is delicate, always moving (even while we sleep), exposed to dangerous UV rays, and is the first place to show signs of aging. Many teenagers even notice early signs of lines and crow’s feet.
If celebrities have shown us anything, it’s that a good plastic surgeon can make all the difference. The list of celebrities shows them at a young age (late 20s or early 30s), a photo of them now (typically around 50), and a manipulated image of what they would look like if they never had plastic surgery. While it’s clear to see that facelifts, brow lifts, and dermal fillers all play a role, it’s the eyes that are especially different. In the manipulated photos, their eyelids are saggy, baggy, and hiding their eyes. The “real” photos show them with youthful eyes and not a bag in sight.
The Difference Eyelid Surgery Can Make
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty addresses ptosis, the medical term for saggy eyelids. Upper eyelids begin to sag because of gravity, lost collagen, trauma, and worn-out muscles in charge of “lifting” those eyelids. You might have noticed some sagginess as early as your late 20s. Worse, such sagging is not symmetrical. Most people have uneven sagginess that makes their eyes look even worse—and the person more tired and older than they are.
Upper eyelid surgery involves trimming a very small amount of excess skin. The incisions are tiny and tucked into the creases of the eyelid. Nobody except a trained professional looking for the incisions will ever see them. This procedure is fast, requiring less than one hour (though anesthesia is required). Stitches are needed for about one week and some bruising and swelling may occur during this time. However, when the stitches are removed, clients are shocked by how incredible the results already are—and how quickly they have healed! The eyes are a highly vascularized region, meaning that healing is fast and easy. Most clients feel confident getting back to their daily lives shortly after their surgery, meeting people in person after just 10 – 14 days after surgery.
Lower blepharoplasty can be performed at the same time as an upper eyelid lift, or it can be its own surgery. The results and goals of a lower bleph are very different. This surgery is designed to remove bags and wrinkles from the lower eyelids. Sometimes removing the fat pads can also help, and you may benefit from dermal fillers during the surgery. A lower bleph can trim away excess skin from underneath the eye and the incisions are hidden either along the lash line or inside the eyelid—either way, these are incisions that nobody will be able to spot!
A lower blepharoplasty not only minimizes lines and wrinkles but can also help with the appearance of dark circles. These circles are sometimes caused by shadows, either from lax skin or bags. Other times dark circles are largely from visible vessels, which can be hidden if you combine dermal fillers with a lower eyelid lift. A lower blepharoplasty has a similar downtime and healing period as an upper bleph. If you combine these two procedures, you’ll have a completely revitalized look in under two weeks (although technically “full healing” can take up to six months).
All About the Eyes
Take a good look at your face and you’ll probably find that you’re aging around your eyes quicker than anywhere else. Eyelid surgeries are becoming increasingly common in patients as young as their 30s who want to stay ahead of signs of aging. If you’d like to know more about eyelid surgery and if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roy today by calling RefinedMD or filling out the online form.