Who is the Best Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

Robert A. Guida, MD, Eyelid Surgery, eyelid lift

As you age, the muscles supporting your eyelids begin to weaken, and your skin loses its elasticity, causing your eyelids to stretch. When this occurs, you can develop excess fat above and below your eyes that creates sagging eyebrows, droopy eyelids, and the appearance of puffy bags underneath your eyes. This excess fat or skin in your upper or lower eyelids not only makes you look older, but it can also significantly impair your vision.

Robert A. Guida, MD, is an experienced plastic surgeon who recommends eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to restore your youthful appearance and improve your sight. During your consultation, he outlines your eyelid lift options and determines if you’re a good candidate.

How an eyelid lift can help

There are two kinds of eyelid lifts: upper eyelid lift and lower eyelid lift.

Upper eyelid lift

An upper eyelid lift focuses on tightening the skin around your upper eye. Dr. Guida removes this excess skin through a small incision made along the natural fold of your upper eyelid. This approach ensures a discreet and well-hidden scar that’s virtually invisible once you heal.

Lower eyelid lift

During the lower eyelid lift, Dr. Guida eliminates fatty deposits from underneath your eyelid muscle. Dr. Guida usually performs this type of procedure using the transconjunctival technique by way of your inner eyelid, so there are no external incisions or scars.

By removing the excess skin and fat around your eyes, you can achieve a more youthful and revitalized appearance. Dr. Guida might recommend one or both of these procedures to address your concerns and help your eyes look younger and more alert.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy men and women who don’t smoke or have medical conditions that can affect the healing process. Additional factors that could make an eyelid lift a good option for you include having:

During your consultation, Dr. Guida also closely evaluates your facial structure and anatomy to determine which eyelid procedure can best address your concerns.

Eyelid surgery isn’t for everyone

There are several reasons why you may not be a good candidate for eyelid surgery, but the most common causes include having:

Dr. Guida also doesn’t recommend eyelid surgery to treat crow’s feet or drooping eyebrows, but he can provide other cosmetic treatments for those issues.

 

To see if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery, call Robert A. Guida, MD, or schedule a consultation online today.

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