Who are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery Procedure?
It is often aging individuals wishing to rejuvenate their appearance who have experienced changes to the eyelids caused by sun damage, gravity, and other natural elements of aging who request the procedure. They may also find that blinking has become uncomfortable due to the extra or misplaced tissues. Extra upper eyelid skin can also obstruct a person’s vision, in which case blepharoplasty may be a medical necessity.
It is common for blepharoplasty patients of all ages to explain that their eyes emote a sad or tired look, which does not express their true emotions. While eyelid lift surgery is more commonly performed on patients in the middle to later years of their life, genetics in younger individuals may create similar issues. Bulky tissues around the eyes can contribute to premature aging concerns.
Candidates for the surgery must be healthy enough to undergo the procedure as it does require anesthesia and in most cases light sedation. Prospective blepharoplasty patients should be informed of the extent of changes the procedure can create, possible risks, and the aftercare process. Because blepharoplasty will directly impact tissues of the eye area, certain skin or eye diseases may preclude someone from this form of cosmetic treatment.
What’s the First Step?
The first step in getting Blepharoplasty in Orlando is contacting Soma Plastic Surgery and scheduling a consultation with Dr. George Papanicolaou. When you come in, you will receive an evaluation of your eyelids. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about the procedure and what you would like to achieve from the surgery. He will also ask you questions about your medical history, during which time it is very important to be honest and open with them as the information you provide will be used to help minimize any risks and give you the best opportunity for a successful and satisfied surgery.
Dr. Papanicolaou will create a customized surgical plan just for you based on your needs and aesthetic goals. If you agree with the plan made for you, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule a date and time for your surgery.