Your Blepharoplasty questions answered

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If you have baggy or droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty can truly be a life-changing procedure. Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelift, blepharoplasty is typically done for cosmetic purposes but is also used to improve eyesight. Blepharoplasty is sometimes combined with other cosmetic procedures like filler injections or forehead lifts. Here are common questions that clients ask about blepharoplasty.

Do I Need Blepharoplasty?

As we age, so does our skin. Over the years, the skin will slowly lose elasticity, resulting in excessive skin buildup on the upper and lower eyelids. This collection of skin creates wrinkles and bulges. On the upper lids, skin can sometimes hang over the eyelashes and obscure vision. As we age, the fat in our lower and upper lids can come forward like a hernia, creating a bulge.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

If you are in good health and have reasonable expectations about what blepharoplasty can do to improve your look, you are an excellent candidate. Most patients are over the age of 35 or have droopy eyelids that run in their family.

Are The Results Of Blepharoplasty Permanent?

Lower eyelid surgery is permanent. Upper eyelid surgery can last up to seven years. It is important to remember that your eyes will still age post procedure. Thus you will continue to see changes to your eyelids. If your lids begin to sag once more, a forehead lift may be the best option for you instead of getting a second eyelid procedure.

How Do I Prepare For A Blepharoplasty Procedure?

Since blepharoplasty involves treating the eye area, you will need to have someone drive you home after the procedure. It would be wise to have someone stay with you overnight as well. You need to inform your employer that you will be taking about one week off from work to heal. In some cases, patients experience dry eyes post-surgery, but this does not last very long.