Eyelid Surgery Statistics By dsherris on July 21, 2021

Eyelid surgery is a very popular procedure. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who has had eyelid surgery either for practical or cosmetic purposes. At Dr. David A. Sherris’ office in Buffalo, NY, you can experience improved vision, as well as a more youthful appearance after eyelid surgery.

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Upper and lower eyelid surgeries remove excess skin, fat, and muscle above (upper) and below (lower) the eyes. This minimally invasive treatment is popular for men and women alike.

The following facts and statistics can help you understand the multiple benefits of eyelid surgery, as well as the high satisfaction rate among patients.

Eyelid Surgery Is a Common Plastic Surgery Procedure

Over 325,000 Americans had eyelid surgery in 2020, according to The American Society for Plastic Surgeons. This puts the procedure in the top five most-performed cosmetic surgeries.

Eyelid Surgery Can Improve Vision

When your upper eyelid or eyelids significantly droop, vision may be partially blocked or impaired. This medical condition is called ptosis. Usually, ptosis occurs in older people and worsens over time. In some cases, however, children can present with the condition.

Insurance may cover part of the cost of upper blepharoplasty if visual impairment is found during an eye examination.

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

This procedure also makes an older person look more youthful. Eyelid surgery may make eyebrows appear higher and the forehead seem smoother and younger.

According to grandviewresearch.com, eyelid surgery “is mainly performed to enhance the aesthetic appeal of eyes by correcting baggy eyelids, droopy eyelids, and other defects and disfigurations.”

Dr. Sheris may opt to decrease eye puffiness above and below the eyes by altering fatty deposits. Lower eyelid surgery can reduce puffiness and bags, as well as fine lines and wrinkles that naturally form as part of the aging process.

Statistics About Results of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is often performed for cosmetic reasons, meaning it won't qualify for insurance coverage. In these cases, patients must pay for their procedure out of pocket. So if you are considering this procedure as a means of rejuvenating your appearance, you're probably wondering: Is it really worth it.? According to nearly recent 1,200 respondents on reaself.com, the answer is an overwhelming "yes." In fact, 95 percent of them said they had no regrets about investing in blepharoplasty.

Meanwhile, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2019 report on plastic surgery trends revealed that blepharoplasty was one of the five most popular procedures among both men and women, and the single most popular procedure among patients age 65 and older.

In other words, this procedure is performed frequently, and many patients are glad they invested in it. Of course, the best way to ensure your own satisfaction and safety is to choose an outstanding surgeon.

Learn How Eyelid Surgery in Buffalo, NY, Can Help You

If your vision is not optimal because your eyelids droop, or you want your eyes and face to appear more youthful, eyelid surgery can help. Call Dr. Sherris’ office in Buffalo, NY, at (716) 884-5102 or message us today to set up your appointment.


Dr. David A. Sherris

The Clinic of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. David A. Sherris is highly qualified to perform your surgery, with distinguishing achievements such as: 

  • Double board-certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology
  • Regular invitations to travel around the world to teach other surgeons 
  • Annually voted as one of the "Best Doctors of America"
  • Thousands of patients around the globe, including other doctors

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sherris and discuss your options for plastic surgery, contact our practice in Buffalo, NY, online or call us at (716) 884-5102.

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