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What Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty Is All About

If you think that your eyelids are too fat and there is too much skin on them then eyelid surgery is an option to have it removed. Medically known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery helps to get rid of the droopy upper eyelid look, and it can also be beneficial in reducing under eye puffiness. In some cases, the surgeon may also need to remove a certain amount of muscle tissue from the upper and lower eyelids. Having droopy eyelids can make you look tired all the time, and it can age you faster. When upper eyelids are too droopy they can even make it difficult for a person to see clearly. In this instance, the problem goes from being a cosmetic one to a more serious health concern.

You must be realistic about what this kind of surgery can do for you, and what it cannot. If crow’s feet, the start of fine lines or wrinkles is your problem then eyelid surgery is not the solution you are looking for. Eyelid surgery is for eyelid troubles. It will not iron out wrinkles, and it cannot rid the eyes of the dreaded dark circles that can rim them. It is also not a cure-all for eyebrows that are getting saggy or droopy because of the passage of time.

A blepharoplasty can be performed on its own or it can be done in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift or a brow lift. This is up to the discretion of the plastic surgeon and is a decision that must be decided upon by both the patient and the surgeon after an in-depth consultation and physical examination. If you would like to have more than one procedure performed on you at one time then you must ask the surgeon what is in your best interests. Please note that no two patients are likely to fit into the exact same scenario as every case is different.

Eyelid surgery can be done on both men and women. The very best candidate is someone who is in top notch health and does not suffer from any serious diseases. The person also needs to be mentally stable and be aware that while the surgery will alter their looks for the better, it will not change who they are. You will still look like you afterwards, only slightly improved. Having the surgery can have a positive effect on your level of self-esteem but there is still work for you to do in this area. Cosmetic surgery can produce dramatic results, but it is not a miracle worker.

Most people who seek out this kind of surgery for their eyelids are 35 to 40 years of age and up. The only younger individuals who look to this type of surgery for help are those who come from families where saggy eyelids and /or fatty eyelids are a genetic trait. Think carefully about your options before you decide to say yes to the surgery.

People who have dry eyes, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease of any kind should visit their medical doctors and their eye doctors to discuss the prospect of eyelid surgery before they book the appointment with the plastic surgeon. As well, those who have Graves’ disease or hypothyroidism are well advised to get a doctor’s permission before they go ahead with the plastic surgery procedure. You do not want to do anything to harm your health in your attempts to improve the appearance of you

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