Eyelid Surgery FAQ: What You Need to Know

For those who are unhappy with the appearance of their eye area, or who want to make their face look younger and brighter but do not want to undergo a full facelift, eyelid surgery offers the subtle results they desire. Read on to find out more about this safe and long-lasting procedure.

What Is It?

Over time, natural aging, sun exposure and genetics take their toll on the eyes, resulting in wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Many patients who are considering eyelid surgery complain that their “baggy” eyes make them look tired and run down — even when that is not the case.

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a way to rejuvenate the eye area, making it appear more youthful and refreshed. During the surgery, the doctor will remove excess fat and skin, reposition fat deposits and tighten muscles and tissue. The procedure can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men or women who do not have any serious eye conditions or pre-existing medical issues that could lead to complications. Candidates should also have healthy facial tissue and muscle, be in good overall health and must not smoke.

Patients considering upper or lower eyelid surgery should also be realistic about the results they desire, and understand that the procedure cannot alter their entire appearance or change the structure of their face. Blepharoplasty can enhance one’s appearance and may improve self-confidence as a result, but its results are not as significant as a more overall procedure such as a facelift.

What Can It Do for Me?

Blepharoplasty can both improve the appearance of the eyes aesthetically and help the patient to see better. In some cases, the drooping excess skin of the upper eyelid sags into the patient’s visual field, hindering their sight and causing discomfort. Surgery can eliminate this downward drooping skin and tremendously improve peripheral vision.

The procedure is ideal for those looking to liven up and brighten their eye area, making it appear years younger. The surgery’s scars are usually well-concealed and will fade with time until they are virtually unnoticeable, leaving you with long-lasting results that subtly give you a more youthful appearance.

Eyelid Surgery in Okatie

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or have any questions, contact us today at 843.705.8940 to schedule an appointment.  We look forward to hearing from you.


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