People take all kinds of compliments to heart. Everyone wants to hear they look beautiful or that a particular outfit or color makes them shine. “You look rested,” may turn out as greater praise than anticipated. The biggest plastic surgery trend of the year is simple – not looking tired.
A tired appearance shows most often in the upper part of the face. One solution to that exhausted look is blepharoplasty, a surgery that removes under-eye bags and droopy eyelids. Seriously droopy eyelids may affect vision, and in those circumstances, your insurance company may pay for the procedure.
Nothing spells tired like dragged down eyelids. A blepharoplasty makes the eye area look rejuvenated and refreshed. It takes years – even decades – off a face. If you want to look “rested,” consider this surgery. Blepharoplasty alone is usually sufficient to get rid of tired, with no other procedures needed. It’s now second only to rhinoplasty in facial plastic surgery practices.
Going all out to get rid of tired includes a brow or forehead lift. Sagging brows scream “weary.” Some people have a genetic predisposition to heavy brows, which doesn’t do them any favors in the aging department. It takes a few weeks to fully recover from brow surgery, but the results are worth it.
Want to look younger and more alert but don’t want to commit to surgery? Plenty of noninvasive procedures can erase a tired look. Botox injections can get rid of lines around the eyes and raise the brow area. Other dermal fillers, such as those containing hyaluronic acid, add volume. Sometimes, the results are similar to surgery. The downside is that injectables require repeat treatments a few times annually to keep looking fresh. On the upside, noninvasive procedures don’t involve downtime. Many are so-called “lunch hour facelifts.”
In today’s tech-driven world, youth is the key. People opt for surgery and non-invasive procedures because they want to look competitive in today’s business world, not like their colleagues’ parents. While they may be the same age as the parents, that’s not the point. Social media plays a crucial role. Since the advent of the Smartphone, middle-aged people may have had more photos taken of themselves in the past few years than in every other part of their lives combined. There’s pressure to not look your age, or at least look damn good for whatever decade you inhabit. Middle age – or older - isn’t synonymous with “exhausted.” Now, “rested” is a good description.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!