The skin around the eyes and eyelids is very thin and sensitive. This is why it is the first area on which aging signs appear. Moreover, it is subject to continuous effects of extraneous aging (environment, sun etc.) as well as endogenous aging (genes, heredity, time).
As time goes by symptoms appear that burden the area, leading to laxity of the eye muscle and the protrusion of orbital fat, the so-called eye bags or black circles. The shape of the eyes is often affected as well, from almond shape at younger ages to round shape. Blepharoplasty of the upper or lower eyelids is the number one procedure against aging requested by middle-aged women, often prior to or combined with a facelift. Modern trend imposes shaping-up orbital fat rather than removing it. Therefore, the procedure is performed individually in relatively young patients aged 30-40, who, either due to hereditary factors or the modern way of life deal with eye bags and laxity around the eyes, always looking tired.
However, blepharoplasty is often performed in combination with other procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift in an overall effort to rejuvenate the face.
There is no doubt our look affects the first impression we give to people particularly when this impression is of outmost importance for our professional career. It is advisable that this particular procedure be performed at a young age.