Blepharoplasty is a safe and relatively quick procedure that can be suitable for a wide range of people. As with any surgery, the ideal candidate is in good health, a non-smoker and does not have preexisting conditions that would prevent them from healing properly. There are many facial surgeries and procedures that can improve the appearance of the face, so it can be difficult to know which one might be right for you. In many cases, clients choose to combine facial surgeries — like a facelift and a blepharoplasty — for best results. However, there are a few signs that an eyelid surgery might be your best option.
The upper eyelids are prone to sagging and drooping over time. If your eyelids have become noticeably wrinkled or creased, if the skin of your upper eyelid is drooping near or over your lash line or if your upper eyelids have become uneven, you are likely a good candidate for an upper blepharoplasty. This option can help give the eyes a more open and awake appearance, and can make using eye makeup easy and fun again.
The lower eyelids carry pockets of fat that, in a youthful face, help fill the undereye area for a refreshed appearance. As you age, these pockets of fat tend to settle and fall, creating heavy undereye bags that have the opposite effect. If you have puffy bags and dark circles, a lower blepharoplasty can help redistribute the fat to restore volume to the area and reduce the appearance of darkened blood vessels. Lower blepharoplasty can help your whole face look more energized, contributing to an overall youthful appearance.
If you have multiple eyelid concerns, a combined or full blepharoplasty easily addresses both the upper and lower eyelids for a complete restoration of the eye area. This option is common because many people find that aging affects both their upper and lower lids, rather than just one set.
It is also important to remember that the best way to know whether you are a candidate for eyelid surgery is to consult with a professional plastic surgeon. Their in-person evaluation will allow them to make a recommendation for the best procedure or procedures to meet your needs. The board-certified surgeons at Advanced Aesthetics are always ready to meet with you and keep your best interests in mind. Schedule your complimentary consultation with us today to find out more about eyelid surgery and whether it might be right for you.