How to Avoid the Hospital

Hello, my name is Simon. I am a 59-year-old man who lives alone in downtown Perth. I am pleased to say that I have never had to spend a night in a hospital. This is because I know how to take care of myself. When I was growing up my grandpa often used to tell me that if you eat well and exercise, you will live a long life. He died aged 95, so he must have known something. However, it was only when I became friends with a doctor, that I discovered all the other things I could do to stay healthy. I decided to start this blog to encourage others to look after their health.

Three Problems Eyelid Surgery WON'T Fix

Health & Medical Blog

Eyelid surgery, known medically as a blepharoplasty procedure, can be life changing for many men and women. As well as improving the cosmetic appearance of the eye, it can also restore obstructed vision and improve quality of life. However, it's important to understand that eyelid surgery isn't a cure-all for every aesthetic eye problem. If you're considering blepharoplasty, it's important to have realistic expectations before you go through with the treatment. Here are 3 problems eyelid surgery won't fix.

Malar Bags

Malar bags, also known as festoons, are puffy mounds on the upper cheek bones. They look similar to undereye bags, but they're not the same thing. Undereye bags are generally caused by weakened, sagging, swollen skin. Malar bags, on the other hand, are usually fluid filled sacs that have a variety of causes, like smoking, sun damage, sinusitis and allergies. Blepharoplasty can fix your undereye bags, but it won't be able to get rid of your malar bags. The best way to fix them is to try to identify the root cause and eliminate it from your daily life.

Crow's Feet

Contrary to popular belief, eyelid surgery does not remove wrinkles like crow's feet — at least not intentionally. While some patients find that their crow's feet are improved after blepharoplasty, many others do not. The same goes for other wrinkles around the eye. Crow's feet are a natural part of ageing, so they're generally unavoidable. However, you can reduce their appearance by booking another treatment to complement your eyelid surgery. Laser procedures and botox are two treatments which many people report success with.

Underlying Mental Health Issues

Are your eye bags causing you to feel depressed or anxious? Do you believe all your negative feelings will go away with surgery? While eyelid surgery does improve appearance and many patients feel happier after undergoing it, it's important to know that there may be a deeper root cause to your unhappiness that will not go away after blepharoplasty.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is one example of a mental health condition that can make people feel like they should get surgery. BDD causes excessive anxiety over one's appearance, and these feelings can persist long after cosmetic procedures. If you experience problems with depression and anxiety, it's a good idea to speak to a therapist or psychologist before any cosmetic procedure to decide whether these surgeries would be the right choice for you.


10 March 2017