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7 Eyelid Surgery Myths Debunked

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Blepharoplasty (more commonly called eyelid surgery) is a relatively small surgical procedure designed to uplift and enhance the area around your eyes.

But while the procedure itself is somewhat simple, there are a lot of myths going around that might make you think twice about getting eyelid surgery.

So, let’s dispel those myths once and for all and get to the truth behind blepharoplasty.

1. Eyelid surgery leaves visible scarring.

Actually, incisions during eyelid surgery are made in the crease of your eye—meaning scars are typically invisible.

Of course, your body is unique. Dr. Jones will work with you to ensure the least amount of scarring possible, period.

2. Only insecure or vain people get eyelid surgery.

It’s amazing how often this concern comes up during consultations. Simply put, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look more youthful and feel more confident about yourself.

Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

3. Eyelid surgery gets rid of dark circles.

Eyelid surgery does not directly improve dark circles around your eyes. However, the procedure does remove excess fat, which makes you look both more refreshed and less tired.

4. If you get eyelid surgery, you will need follow-up procedures frequently.

Everyone’s skin is different. Your skin might be extremely elastic and resistant to scarring, while another patient’s could be the complete opposite.

While eyelid surgery results aren’t exactly permanent, you can expect very long-lasting results. And for surgeries solely focused on the lower eyelid, most patients will never need a second procedure.

5. Eyelid surgery removes crow’s feet.

Crow’s feet are caused by repeated muscle contractions around your eyes, much like wrinkles around the mouth caused by smiling and frowning.

Eyelid surgery cannot stop these muscle contractions from happening—otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to blink or smile.

6. Eyelid surgery fixes upper eyelid hooding.

Eyelid hooding is caused by sagging of the eyebrow, which can’t be corrected solely by blepharoplasty.

If you’re trying to correct eyelid hooding, talk to your surgeon about the possibility of an eyebrow lift alongside your eyelid surgery.

7. Eyelid surgery is so simple, any surgeon can do it.

Perhaps any surgeon can perform eyelid surgery, but can they do it right?

Even procedures as small as blepharoplasty require years of dedication to the right training and experience. For truly amazing results, you need the right doctor—someone who answers your questions, makes you feel comfortable, and advises you on the correct choice for you and your body.

That means choosing a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Jones—a surgeon who adheres to the toughest standards for education, ethics, and getting results. Not only is Dr. Jones board-certified, he’s also the president of the Utah State Plastic Surgery Society—a testament to his commitment to serving patients like you all across the state for the past 15 years.

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