As with any cosmetic surgery, good overall health is important for being a good candidate for eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift. Because the surgery involves the eyes, there are also factors, such as high blood pressure and certain eye conditions, that increase the risk of complications for the surgery and preclude a patient from being an ideal candidate.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula said a key step is to make sure that eyelid surgery is the right one for the results that you want.
Many people begin to feel unhappy with their reflection in the mirror as they age, but they may only have a general complaint that they look “old” or “tired.” Narrowing down to the specific areas that create that effect, such as loose or droopy skin around the eyes, cheeks, chin, or neck, is an important part of the initial consultation.
“All those things can be corrected, but they need to be teased out,” Somayazula said.
For patients who are most concerned with their eyes and the upper portion of the face, eyelid surgery is often the right choice. For others patients, other procedures may create a more significant change and better address their goals.
For a free consultation to discuss all of your surgical options, contact Amerejuve at (713) 960-6262, or read more about eyelid surgery in The Amerejuve Insider, Vol. 1 No. 4.