Blepharoplasty in your 20s: Why Younger Patients Get Eyelid Lift Surgery

Why Younger patients get eyelid reduction surgery – A Blepharoplasty in your Twenties

Reasons why people have eyelid lifts at earlier ages.

Upper Blepharoplasty surgery helps reduce puffy upper eyelids and give a more awake appearance to the eye area for patients who have heavy upper eyelids. In fact, many patients suffer from eyelid skin irritations due to having a double-eyelid or heavier eyelids.  This is often hereditary. If you had a parent with heavy eyelids or drooping eyelid skin, you may find that you, too, have the same condition and skin irritation or infection concerns. Blepharoplasty in your twenties is becoming more popular for people how are genetically predisposed to heavy eyelids.

Depending on your genetic heritage, and sometimes related to early life illnesses, women and men of a wide range of ages may opt for eyelid reduction surgery.  The medical terminology for this procedure is Blepharoplasty, and there are two main procedures. Firstly, there is an Upper Blepharoplasty while the other is a Lower Blepharoplasty. While these are the two main procedures there are other variations as well, including a Canthoplasty.

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An eyelid lift can give you a more refreshed, awake look. It can also help with facial rejuvenation, vision and heavy or uneven eyelids.

Getting an Eyelid Lift (Eyelid Reduction) or Upper Blepharoplasty in your Twenties

A Patient in their twenties had eye irritations and infections relating to heavy eyelids. She also wanted a natural-looking ‘open’ eye look, as the heavy lids were hiding her eyelashes. Furthermore, she wanted to be more creative with her eye makeup. The above images are her before and after photos. It’s easy to see the difference that eyelid surgery can make.

Upper Blepharoplasty: Eyelid lift surgery can help patients to;

  • See more clearly – If the eyelid was sagging over the iris.
  • Reduce skin infections – If sagging eyelid skin was becoming irritated or trapping environmental toxins or makeup.
  • Stop over-compensating for droopy eyelids (usually by raising one or both brows higher than normal, potentially leading to muscle asymmetry or an overactive brow response)
  • As well as, help them look less tired or sleepy. This in turn helps patients appear more alert and fresh.
  • Reveal the lashes and the upper eyelid area to redefine the eye area. This leaves the patient looking younger and/or aesthetically balanced.
  • And, reduce high levels of asymmetry between eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery Scars

All surgery leaves a scar, including eyelid reduction or eyelid lift surgery. If you look closely, you may be able to see them on some patients. However, in the majority of patients, the scars are almost invisible.

For many eyelid surgery patients, the Blepharoplasty scars are placed adeptly in the crease of the eyelid. They are also made as skinny as possible. This helps them be even less visible.

Everyone is different, however, so be sure to discuss this aspect of surgery before you decide to have your eyelids reduced via an eyelid lift.  There are also special treatments your Eyelid Surgeon can recommend to assist in reducing the visibility of the scars, for example; there are special creams, ointments and specific post-op advice whilst you’re healing from the surgery.

For the patient in the image above – her eyelid lift surgery incisions were still healing – and will leave a very minor, barely noticeable scar. As seen in the image to the right (they are hidden in the upper eyelid crease).

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Last updated: 29/04/2022
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Dr Craig Rubinstein - MBBS, FRACS (Plast)
Dr Craig Rubinstein MBBS, FRACS (Plast), a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, is one of Australia's most respected Melbourne Surgeons for Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction surgery and Abdominoplasty procedures. Using advanced surgical techniques to gain better body contouring and natural-looking surgical results, Dr Rubinstein is highly regarded by peers and patients for best-practice Clinic Patient-care and patient education strategies. He published a chapter on corrective surgery for Breast Asymmetry. Qualifications/Training Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) The Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The Australian Medical Association (AMA) American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) Founder: Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery previously Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men Bio Page:

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