Eyelid surgery – also known as blepharoplasty – is a cosmetic procedure that involves the skin and fat of the upper and lower eyelids. The eyelids begin showing signs of a person’s age as early as in your 30s or 40s, and it continually progresses from there. This procedure is designed to turn back the clock on your eyelids to offer a more youthful and vigorous appearance.

But who should you get eyelid surgery? Here are 6 things that would make you a good candidate:

  1. You want to tighten hooded or drooping eyelids. Sometimes it can reach the point where a person’s vision is hindered by excess skin on the eyelids. This is certainly a reason to consider surgery.

  2. You want a youthful contour to your eyelids. Eyelid surgery can help take off the years by restoring a more natural and youthful appearance to the eyelids in general.

  3. You want unsightly fatty bags removed from under your eyes. These fat deposits can give you a perpetual look of exhaustion.

  4. You want to correct asymmetrical eyelids. If the drooping skin or fat deposits are unevenly matched, this procedure can help to balance out the eyelids and create a more symmetrical and attractive appearance.

  5. You have good general health and are a non-smoker. Smoking affects circulation and healing. As a result, you should quit smoking well before any surgical procedure in order to reduce recovery time and the risk of post-operative infection. You also don’t want to have any serious health issues that would make surgery an unnecessary risk.

  6. You have realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome. If you expect improvements in your appearance and for eyelid fat and excess skin to be less noticeable, you will be very pleased with the outcome. If you are anticipating looking like you reverted back to your early 20s, you may need to examine your expectations to ensure they are realistic. For example, eyelid surgery will not remove crows feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes). There are other procedures to take care of fine lines and wrinkles.

Expert Eyelid Surgery on Long Island

Dr. Alex will be happy to explain the procedure in more detail at your consultation. So if you are tired of seeing puffy eyelids above and below your eyes, call NY Face Place today at 516.294.9454. We can’t wait to help you reach your health and beauty goals!