Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a popular surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of your eyelids. This is a procedure that can be performed on your upper eyelids, your lower eyelids or on both, depending on the conditions you are looking to adjust.
Blepharoplasty not only improves the appearance of your eyes, but, in some instances, can also improve the functionality of your eyelids. Eyelid surgery is designed to treat loose or saggy skin. This is especially important if that loose skin creates folds that disturb the contour of your eye or affect your ability to see.
If you have excess fat deposits on your eyes or if your eyes are very puffy, eyelid surgery might be right for you. It has also helped individuals with bags under their eyes or lower eyelids that droop down so far that you can see their iris. If you are dealing with excessive skin or if you have wrinkles around your lower eyelid, then blepharoplasty may be a good option.
In order to be a good candidate for eyelid surgery, you need to be overall healthy. Smokers have a harder time recovering after surgery. For this reason, if you are smoker, it is likely that our doctor is going to advise you to quit smoking for a set amount of time prior to and after the procedure.
To be good candidate for this procedure, you should also have specific goals in mind for what you want the surgery to accomplish. Blepharoplasty will improve your appearance. It will make you look happier, and it will make you look more refreshed. However, it will not change who you are. So, if you go into the procedure looking for something that is going to turn you into someone else, you’re going to be disappointed with the results.
It is good to remember that your eyelids are a part of your face. As such, in some cases, drooping eyelids may be the result of excess skin or fat on your forehead. In order to get the best results, you may want to consider having a brow lift done in conjunction with blepharoplasty. However, this depends on the unique situation. Our skilled surgeon can look at your facial anatomy to determine the cause of your eyelid problems and also determine the best remedy for them.