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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:
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.
Plastic surgery can help enhance or correct a variety of physical features. The procedures people want are often dictated by their age. Younger people often want to change or augment features, while older people seek to fight the aging process.
Teens are still growing, and they do not enjoy the full decision-making privileges of adults, so most procedures are not appropriate in this time. Possible procedures in this age group, with the permission of their parents or guardians, include otoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast reduction and gynecomastia excision.
Young adults can take control of their physical appearance. Women in this age group typically seek breast augmentation, while many men choose gynecomastia excision.
At age 30, a person’s metabolism typically starts to slow down. When this occurs, people may experience small changes in their appearance that make them unhappy. Liposuction and sculpting procedures are common types of plastic surgery that appeal to patients in this age group. Also, young mothers see changes related to pregnancy and may seek out mommy makeover.
The forties bring more visible signs of aging. This is the time when patients request minimally-invasive procedures such as Botox, Juvederm, and medical-grade skincare. Mothers are often very interested in tummy tucks, cellulite reduction, and breast lifts.
Facelift, eye or brow lift procedures become popular in this age group. Neck lifts and laser resurfacing are other common choices for plastic surgery. Some patients elect a combination of surgical procedures that provide more comprehensive rejuvenation.
*Earned by Dr. Donaldson