eyelid surgery

When Should I Consider Eyelid Surgery?

The decision to have elective eyelid surgery should be a well-thought-out one. There are always some factors to consider before you undergo any surgical procedure, especially when it has to do with the area around your eyes. 

If you’re considering eyelid surgery, read through this post to ensure you have the best idea of what it would look like to be an ideal candidate for this treatment.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, works by removing excess skin from the eyelids. People elect to undergo this procedure for both aesthetic and functional motivations. As aging occurs, the skin around the eyes becomes less elastic, making it more prone to wrinkles, sagging, puffiness, discoloration, fatty deposits, and droopiness.

You can have eyelid surgery performed on both or either of the upper or lower eyelids. These can be done all at once or during different sessions. The incisions are made in the natural skin folds of the eyelid to camouflage the scars after healing.

People ultimately choose to have this procedure done for personal reasons. Some factors that could contribute to the need for this procedure are:

  • The natural aging process which causes the skin around the eyelid to lose elasticity
  • Genetics can cause dark circles, eye bags, or puffiness
  • Excess sun exposure
  • Excess squinting
  • Long nights without enough sleep
  • Inappropriate skin care products
  • Removing eye makeup aggressively
  • Continually irritating the skin around the eyelid

These aspects can allow you to assess your need for the procedure better. The signs of aging generally become most apparent when people reach their late thirties to mid-forties. Depending on genetics, some people can see significant aging indicators as early as their mid-twenties.

When to Consider Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty can give the eyes an alert, wider, and more youthful appearance, which is a normal desire to have at any point in your life. More so than a specific number or age, some signs to consider when it seems like the procedure could be a good idea are:

  • Bags or puffiness under the eyes
  • Fine wrinkles or excess skin on the lower eyelid
  • Drooping skin on the lower eyelids
  • Sagging which disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, potentially impairing vision

If the skin around your eyelids causes you significant anxiety or stress, worrying about its appearance or the physical impairment it causes, it could be time to consider surgery.

When You Should Consider Eyelid Surgery

If you are struggling with your eyelid area and think you could be a good candidate for surgery, it’s better to start the surgical process sooner rather than later. Consulting with a plastic surgeon will give you the most information about how well eyelid surgery could work for you. Be sure to speak with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, who can create a plan with you.

If you’re looking for someone to perform eyelid surgery, contact the experts at Dr. Binder’s office today.