An eyelid lift, clinically called blepharoplasty, is a relatively minor but intricate plastic surgery procedure as it involves the delicate area around the eyes.
The surgeon will carefully determine the candidate’s fitness prior to proceeding with the procedure. In addition, they will establish whether the patient is a suitable candidate for upper or lower eyelid surgery or both.
The patient should reveal all pertinent information about their health and family history, general health, and lifestyle to achieve an objective evaluation of their candidacy. Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan provides advanced eye care to patients in Austin, Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations.
A suitable candidate for blepharoplasty is usually an adult who is bothered by the appearance of puffy upper eyelids, under-eye bags, or fine lines and wrinkles around the upper and lower eyelids. In case the patient experiences partial vision obstruction due to droopy upper lids, they may be good candidates for an eyelid lift cosmetic surgery.
However, eyelid lift surgery may not be appropriate for every individual. A person experiencing specific ophthalmic or health conditions may not be the right candidate for this procedure. The surgeon will establish whether their condition may present a risk during the surgical procedure or recovery phase.
To determine their candidacy, the eye surgeon will motivate the patient to share their individual cosmetic goals and desires.
In case sagging skin or fine lines and wrinkles around the lids make the eyes appear tired and older, the condition can be addressed with eyelid lift surgery.
Puffy Upper Eyelids
Blepharoplasty is an effective procedure to eliminate puffiness or under-eye bags for the restoration of a smoother eyelid appearance.
Excess Upper Eyelid skin
Loose skin in the upper eyelid region may lead to a wrinkled appearance as well as impede the vision in some instances. Eyelid surgery may be beneficial for such candidates.
A good candidate for blepharoplasty should be:
Above 18 years of age
While a majority of patients seek eyelid surgery after the age of 35 or 40, some individuals may require it earlier if sagging or droopy eyelids run in the family.
In good health
The candidate should not be suffering from any underlying health condition that could interfere with the procedure or delay the recovery. The emotional and mental health of the patient will also be taken into account.
Have realistic expectations
A stellar candidate will have a positive frame of mind and realistic expectations from the procedure. They will have a reasonable idea of what the blepharoplasty procedure can and cannot accomplish for them.
Patients who have ophthalmic conditions, such as dry eye or glaucoma, may not be ideal candidates due to a higher risk of complications. People with a lack of appropriate orbital anatomy to support the procedure may also be excluded from blepharoplasty.
The state of the bone and surrounding support structure will also be considered when establishing the candidate’s suitability for upper or lower blepharoplasty. Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Tanya Khan receives patients from Austin, Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for consistent, reliable, and proven eye care procedures.
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