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Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

Eyelid Surgery Right for Me

Do you often feel that your eyes make you appear upset, angry, or tired, even when you’re not? Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper and/or lower lids. In addition, this popular procedure can provide the functional benefit of removing drooping, excess skin that may be impairing one’s field of vision.

Generally speaking, good candidates for blepharoplasty typically have one or more of the following concerns:

  • Excess skin in the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Bulging pockets of fat in the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Noticeable lines and wrinkles on the eyelids
  • Bags beneath the eyes caused by protruding fat
  • Dark circles below the lower eyelids

Along with possessing one or multiple signs of aging in the upper and/or lower lids, suitable candidates for eyelid surgery must be in good overall health, which includes no existing medical conditions that may affect the body’s ability to heal properly. Furthermore, having realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure is important. This is not to say your results won’t meet (or even exceed) your expectations, but more so that patients who have a good understanding of what they may be able to expect after surgery tend to have higher rates of satisfaction in the end.

Ultimately, candidacy for blepharoplasty will be determined during the consultation process with your plastic surgeon. At this time, your concerns and overall goals can be thoroughly discussed to decide whether or not eyelid surgery – or another treatment – is right for your unique needs.

Dr. Christopher P. Godek, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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