How To Know If Blepharoplasty Is For You

Aging and weakening muscles around your eyes can cause excess skin and fat to accumulate around your eyelids. As a result, you can develop droopy eyelids and under-eye bags that can make you look tired and older than you are. 

Aside from affecting your physical appearance, excessively droopy eyelids can also have an impact on your peripheral vision as you get older. 

If you’re looking for an effective treatment option that can help address your aesthetic as well as functional concerns, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery might be a great option.

So, keep reading to find out if a blepharoplasty procedure is best for you.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin around your eyelids to help correct any functional issues and/or to help you improve the appearance of your eyes in general.

The blepharoplasty procedure is fairly quick and can be performed anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

Are You A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Anyone can opt for the treatment but here are a few factors that can help you determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty:

1. You Are Generally Healthy

healthy womanFor starters, anyone with relatively good health can be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, particularly if:

  • You don’t have any active infections at the treatment site.
  • You don’t have any underlying medical conditions that can delay the healing process.
  • You don’t smoke (smoking can increase the risk of complications and side effects).

2. You’re 18 Years of Age Or Older

Although there is no minimum age required for a blepharoplasty procedure, it is recommended that you wait until you’re 18 or older to have it.  

However, the procedure is more common among people who are in their late 30’s and beyond.

3. You’re Looking To Improve The Appearance Of Your Eyes

Since the blepharoplasty procedure removes the excess skin from your eyelids, it can give your hooded upper eyelids a lift as well as tighten up the sagging lower eyelids. 

Moreover, it can help you look younger, more wide awake, and rejuvenated. 

4. You’re Experiencing Functional Problems Because Of Droopy Eyelids

Besides helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and addressing your aesthetic concerns, a blepharoplasty procedure can also help correct common functional problems such as poor peripheral vision. This occurs when excessively droopy eyelids or sagging skin around your eyes block your peripheral (or side) vision.

To conclude, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can help tighten and lift up your sagging eyelids taking, years off your face and making you look less tired and more alert. 

However, a blepharoplasty can only yield amazing results when performed by a highly experienced surgeon.

At The Couture Surgeon, Englewood, NJ, our well-trained, certified, and highly skilled surgeon performs every procedure with utmost care and consideration. She has helped many patients look their best selves with blepharoplasty procedures, and can do the same for you. 

So, why wait?

Book an initial consultation with our experts to know more about the procedure.