Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a simple outpatient procedure that can take years off of your appearance and add liveliness to your face. While this cosmetic surgery is a great option for many people seeking to reduce sagging skin and wrinkles around their eyes, it is not right for everyone. Below, answer six questions to find out whether you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
• Will blepharoplasty improve the appearance of your face?
You are a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have excess skin that obscures the folds of your eyelids, if you have puffy or wrinkled bags under your eyes, or any loose skin surrounding the eyes that makes them look tired. You may not be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you do not have aesthetic issues related to your upper or lower eyelids or if the loose skin above your eyes may be better addressed with a browlift.
• Do you have a health condition that could prevent blepharoplasty healing?
Some systematic health conditions may make it difficult to elect for an eyelid surgery. Talk to your surgeon if you suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or other serious illnesses to see if eyelid surgery is right for you. In addition, some serious eye conditions may prevent a patient from receiving eyelid surgery. These conditions include but are not limited to thyroid issues, dry eyes, retinal detachment, or glaucoma.
• Do you smoke?
We recommend that patients cease using all tobacco and nicotine products for several weeks before and after surgery, as these products can prevent healing and lead to complications. Smoking at any point after your eyelid surgery could affect the results of your procedure.
• Do you have a realistic understanding of the likely results?
Before surgery, you should speak with your doctor about your expectations and wishes for the surgery and discuss in detail the likely outcome. Request before and after photos and from the surgery center where the procedure will be done and review information about eyelid surgery results, such as how long eyelid surgery lasts.
• Do you fully understand the possible risks and complications of eyelid surgery?
All medical procedures come with the risk of complications. Before your surgery, your doctor should review these risks with you in detail, including the chance of complication. Be sore to ask questions about these complications if you have them.
• Are you choosing eyelid surgery for the right reasons?
Those seeking eyelid surgery should be both physically and psychologically healthy. Anyone seeking cosmetic surgery for the wrong reasons is not a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Contact Missoula’s Surgical Arts Centre For A Blepharoplasty Consultation
The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty is to speak to an experienced cosmetic surgeon about your wishes, your medical history, and your concerns regarding the procedure. To schedule an appointment with the Surgical Arts Centre, please contact us today.