'Real woman' reports the joy of losing wrinkles through blepharoplasty

12th May 2011

A woman who said she felt sad every time she caught her face in the mirror has spoken out on the benefits of removing wrinkles with blepharoplasty.

Diane Appleyard, who turns 50 this year, said she saw "the face of a 103-year-old" when she looked in the mirror or saw pictures of herself.

But now, she told the Daily Mail, she feels a lot better and a lot more attractive, after having the wrinkles around her eyes removed through cosmetic surgery.

Ms Appleyard said: "I keep taking sneaky looks at myself in the mirror, and think: ‘Oh, it’s you — but better.’ Some friends have been critical, saying I’m cheating nature and you can’t claim praise for your looks if you’ve had an artificial operation, and that I have let down the ‘sisterhood’. Others are intrigued and love peering at my ‘new’ eyes — several have said they’re having it done, too."

The procedure involves making an incision along the crease of the upper lid to pull back excess skin, and another under the eye so the skin can be peeled back to remove bags.

Blepharoplasty, or eye lifts, are common among both men and women. People have them at any age, and for a variety of reasons.

Posted by Edward Bartel

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