Remember ‘I spy’, that fun game you play to help children make it through long car trips without driving you crazy? Well, as we men and women age, we play our own version of the game. Only I call it, ‘eye spy’.
Have you ever examined your face closely in a mirror? I know you have. We all do it. When we’re young, we’re constantly looking for the first signs of aging. Some people panic at the first subtle sign of a wrinkle. Others lose their cool over the first gray hair. Some people never stop looking for facial flaws.
Typically, though, the eyes are where most men and women start to show their age. Crinkles (crow’s feet) on the side of the eyes, the elevens, those parallel lines between the eyes developed from furrowing the brows. Some people develop bags and droopy upper eyelids. Some people are born with droopy eyelids and bags and always look tired even when they’re not.
So your eye spy game might go something like this, “OMG, I’m starting to see lines around my eyes!” “OMG, I can’t see my eyeshadow because my eyelids are drooping.” You see, this is a game you only play with yourself.
This is when one would start researching blepharoplasty or eyelift surgery. The typical age range for an upper blepharoplasty varies between late 30s to 80s with most people getting their first and sometimes only procedure in their 40s and 50s. Only those born with heavy eyelids and bags would consider a blepharoplasty at an earlier age. If you notice your eyelids become heavy or cause difficulty when applying eye makeup or start to obstruct your vision, it’s time to get an eyelift.
When considering an eyelift procedure or any cosmetic procedure, your best course of action is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon who is experienced in the type of surgery you desire.