Cosmetic eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty or eyelid lift) is a procedure that reduces skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids for a more youthful, rested, energetic overall appearance to the face.
Who Is A Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Many people feel their eyes are their most attractive feature. When aging starts to steal that away, cosmetic eyelid surgery is the most reliable and successful means of restoring a youthful appearance.
Even people in their early-to-mid 30s will begin to notice early changes around their eyes. These changes are caused by fullness or puffiness due to fat pads and progressive laxity of the skin. An increase in these fat deposits’ size is generally unrelated to weight gain or loss but is a result of genetics, facial anatomy, and time passage. Indeed, increases in salt intake, alcohol, and sleeping in a dependent position will affect fluid fluctuation in the fat pockets. The fat pads have an essential function; they act as shock absorbers around the eyeballs and provide vital protection to the globes. With time, the connective tissue that once held this protective fat in position begins to stretch and loses its tone. Although it appears as if the fat is bulging, this phenomenon is caused by the relaxation of the tissue that encompasses it.