Blepharoplasty, popularly known as eyelid lift, is a relatively minor but delicate plastic surgery procedure because it involves the area around the eyes. The surgeon will carefully determine the patient’s candidacy before recommending eyelid surgery.
MBody, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides blepharoplasty to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other cities and neighborhoods across the horizon in this geographical location.
A salient candidate for eyelid surgery will be an adult who is in solid general health, and is unhappy with the tired or old looking eyes caused due to folds and fine lines around the upper or lower lids, under eye bags, or puffiness in the upper lids. People who have a partial vision obstruction due to droopy upper lid skin and fat can also have it corrected with eyelid surgery.
To determine candidacy, the surgeon will review the previous medical records of the patient and ask questions about any underlying health concerns. They will check whether the patient suffers from any ongoing eye condition that may interfere with the surgery. Such patients may first have to get the existing ophthalmic condition treated before they may be considered as a candidate for eyelid lift.
Blepharoplasty is primarily performed as a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, the surgeon will evaluate the personal cosmetic goals of the patient to see whether an eyelid surgery is the appropriate procedure to meet those goals.
The following characteristics should be considered while determining candidacy:
Tired Looking Eyes
Droopy skin, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyelids can make the eyes appear tired and old. Upper or lower eyelid lift may be recommended to such candidates for eye rejuvenation.
Puffiness in the Upper Eyelids
Puffiness in the upper eyelids or under eye bags can be eliminated with blepharoplasty. A skilled surgeon can restore smoother, youthful looking eyelids.
Droopy Skin in the Upper or Lower Lids
Wrinkles and folds or loose skin the lower or upper lids can make the upper face look tired. Some patients may also have partial vision obstruction due to heavily droopy eyelids. Blepharoplasty can successfully correct these anomalies.
The plastic surgeon will also consider the following factors to determine a patient’s candidacy:
The patient should ideally be above the age of 18 to be considered for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Most candidates will be above 30 years of age, but if droopy eyelids have occurred due to heredity factors, the candidate may choose an early treatment.
The surgeon will consider the patient’s physical as well as emotional health before recommending eyelid surgery. Underlying medical issues can increase the risk of surgery or delay the post-operative healing.
Any genuine candidate should have a positive mindset, clear cosmetic goals, and realistic expectations. To appreciate the results better, the candidate should know exactly what blepharoplasty can or cannot do for them.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other cities and communities in this part of the country for eyelid surgery.
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