People who are regularly asked “Are you tired?” or “Did you stay up late last night?” or “Are you getting enough rest?” might be ready to explore eyelid surgery. By learning details about this procedure, patients can determine whether it fits their current health status, needs, and expectations.
This surgical procedure involves removing extra skin, fat, and muscle from the face. It is possible to perform this operation on just the lower or upper eyelids or both at the same time. Upper blepharoplasty is usually a minimally invasive office procedure, while lower blepharoplasty is more complex and often requires general anesthesia with more protective measures.
Good blepharoplasty candidates have bothersome extra skin on their upper and/or lower lids. A plastic surgeon will help determine whether eyelid surgery is an appropriate option. Possible symptoms include:
- Fatty deposits
- Folds of sagging skin
- Bags and drooping
Eyelid surgery may not be warranted in smokers or patients in poor health. Crow’s feet and bulging eyes are not corrected by blepharoplasty, and people with drooping brows could even experience a worsening of symptoms after this procedure.
After understanding the typical risks and possible outcomes, a patient may wish to consult with a surgeon regarding blepharoplasty and how it would apply to their unique circumstances.