ASPS Reports 6% Increase in Eyelid Surgery Procedures in 2012-2013

The power of cosmetic surgery to visibly transform looks is encouraging more and more men and women to undergo various procedures. The 2013 cosmetic surgery statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed that about 15.1 million procedures were performed in the country in 2013 – up by 3% from 2012.

It is seen that eyelid surgery ranks third in last year’s list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. The report noted that 215,641 eyelid surgery procedures performed in US during in 2013. Among the top five procedures, blepharoplasty and facelift surgery enjoyed the highest rate of increase of 6% in 2012-2013.

According to the report, blepharoplasty procedures performed by women constituted 86% of the total eyelid surgery performed in 2013 with 185,243 procedures. In this case too, there was a 6% increase from 2012. Male blepharoplasty procedures made up 14% of the total with 30,398 procedures in 2013, marking a 5% increase from the previous year. The treatment stands second in the list of both top 5 male and female cosmetic surgery procedures in 2013.

The eyes play an important role in facial expression. Stress and aging can cause bags under the eyes, making a person look older than he or she actually is. Blepharoplasty is a simple procedure to rejuvenate the eyes and can make a big difference to a person’s appearance. The eyelid lift is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids. This reduces puffiness and wrinkles and improves the shape of the eyelids. The result is a more youthful, alert, energetic look. Eyelid surgery can also improve vision.

SmartBleph blepharoplasty is offered at advanced practices with the objective of improving the appearance of the eyes and eyelids. Underlying tissue is tightened and elasticity of the skin is restored during the procedure. The new age technology serves to get rid of the unwelcome aging signs and restore youthful looks. Eyelid surgery can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or brow lift to enhance the outcome.