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Who's a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Who's a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, lessens bags under and folds above the eye. The skin treatment can improve aesthetic appearance for younger surgical candidates and improve sight in older candidates, who may have eye folds blocking their vision. The procedure does not remove dark circles, crow’s feet or facial wrinkles — conditions that patients may remedy with other procedures. Bags and folds form as people grow older and their skin loses elasticity. Many people opt to have a procedure performed to remove them. A number of factors determine who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

Good Health

Blepharoplasty is a medical procedure that involves reshaping the skin of the eye. All surgery involves some risks, although complications with plastic eye surgery are a rarity. However, patients who suffer from conditions such as high blood pressure or heart disease may want to discuss how these factors may increase their risks. A plastic surgeon is a professionally trained doctor who is certified to perform cosmetic surgical procedures at a medical spa or facility. Despite this training, a patient must have good health to go through the process; to safely undergo this procedure, a patient’s body must be able to fend off infections and heal properly. Also, a patient must not have any eye conditions that may cause complications during surgery.

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Age

Patients of all ages have plastic surgery. The younger a patient is, the easier the healing process is and the less likely the patient is to develop complications. The reasons a patient undergoes the procedure change as patients grow older. Age 35 is a typical time when patients begin to seek a plastic surgeon’s help for eye bags and folds. Yet older patients still see cosmetic improvements — although not as pronounced as those seen by younger patients — when they have eyelid surgery performed to clear their lines of sight. There are instances where a patient is over 35, in good health and an ideal candidate for eye surgery. Each patient has his or her own unique circumstances that require consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to discover.

Heredity

In addition to age, heredity is the most common factor that makes a patient a good candidate for eye surgery. Bags caused by heredity may even present themselves in patients in their early 20s or late teens. Potential eye surgery candidates can judge if this trait runs in their family by taking note of whether more than one family member has eye bags. A healthy diet and rest can help alleviate some of the symptoms of hereditary bags in earlier years, but eventually, gravity and time make the bags appear prominently. Surgery may offer an alternative to excessive use of makeup used to hide bags, which can cause small permanent cysts around the eyes.

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Some patients also undergo eye surgery to create a crease in their upper eyelid for a more common look. Regardless of a patient’s situation, he or she must have realistic expectations about what eye surgery can and cannot accomplish and should have specific objectives when seeking to undertake the procedure. A certified plastic surgeon can advise eyelid surgery candidates of risks and outcomes.