Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

In Campbell, CA, eyelid surgery patients often have a few things in common. A “constantly tired” or sad appearance creeps up some time in midlife, and soon they realize no amount of eye cream or sleep will refresh their eyes.

Eyelid skin is exceptionally thin and delicate. It also happens to be one of the first facial areas to show creases, fine lines, and sagging. At the same time, underlying muscles and connective tissue that hold in fat pads will stretch and allow bulging “undereye bags” to form.

At Aesthetx, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can make a dramatic difference. It smooths away the aged look of eyes by excising extra skin and repositioning or removing fat.

There are non-surgical laser skin tightening options, cosmeceutical skincare, dermal fillers, and BOTOX®, all of which are useful to combat signs of age. However, eyelid surgery is uniquely positioned as a targeted, powerful intervention with often dazzling results and minimal downtime.

If you’re curious about this treatment and wondering whether it’s right for you, read on to learn more about who makes a great eyelid surgery candidate.

What Can Eyelid Surgery Do for You?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery changes the eyelid skin for a refreshed, rested, and more youthful appearance. Blepharoplasty also addresses severe ptosis, which is the type of upper lid sagging that obscures vision.

Upper eyelid surgery tightens drooping, tired upper eyelids, which may hide the lash line, and can make applying makeup challenging.

If you have puffy lower eyelids (eye bags), you may be dealing with fat pads that can be reduced through lower eyelid surgery. A blepharoplasty can be performed for upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

You May Be an Ideal Candidate for Eyelid Surgery If:

  • You have excess fat deposits causing puffiness in your upper eyelids
  • You have sagging skin folding over the natural crease or obscuring vision
  • You have excess skin, protruding fat, or fine lines on the lower eyelid
  • You’re in good health
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have realistic expectations

Who May Not Be A Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

This may not be the right time to consider cosmetic eye surgery if you:

  • Want to improve crow’s feet (these are outside of the eyelid treatment area)
  • Have drooping eyebrows
  • Have dry eyes
  • Have an eye infection or eye diseases
  • Smoke
  • Have other illnesses that may impair healing

Book Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation at Aesthetx

Our Plastic Surgeons will custom tailor your procedure to your specific needs. However, understanding your goals and exploring all your best options begins with a conversation.

Your private, detailed consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you understand if you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery and take the next exciting steps. We invite you to get started by calling (408) 559-7177 or scheduling a consultation online today!

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