The majority of people experience changes to their eyelids during their lifetime. As your skin ages it gradually loses its elasticity resulting in wrinkles and bulges, dark circles under the eyes, and excessive puffiness. Sagging eyelids can make you look much older than you really are, and in some cases impede your vision.
If you are worried about changes in your eye area, you are not alone. Luckily, there is a simple and effective surgery available called blepharoplasty. However, it’s important to note that corrective surgery is not for everyone.
So, who are ideal candidates?
Anyone who has either medical or cosmetic concerns about their eyelids could be a good candidate for this kind of surgery. Such issues could occur at any age, though generally the most common candidates are aged 35 and older, which is when loss of elasticity in the skin becomes more noticeable.
Before deciding whether you are a good fit for this kind of surgery, you will need to have an initial consultation to determine whether you’d be the ideal candidate. During this appointment, your general health, your concerns related to your eyelids, and your expectations of how the surgery will help you are discussed, so that we can decide whether this is the best option for you.
The most important consideration is your general health, so make sure to know all your medical information to discuss at your initial consultation. It’s important that Mr Supriya has a good picture of your health, so that any complications can be ruled out. Specifically, people with medical conditions related to the eyes, such as glaucoma or retinal detachment, may not be eligible because a surgical procedure in the eye area may not be suitable.
Any other considerations I should be aware of?
Be realistic about your expectations. The eyes play an important role both cosmetically and in non-verbal communication, and eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and help build your confidence. However, you should not expect the surgery to drastically change your look.
It is common for people to have eyes that are not perfectly aligned or that appear to be different sizes. Blepharoplasty will not alter your facial structure. It is therefore important to know your face well before you decide to have surgery.
Think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.