Common Needs for Eyelift Surgery

Am I a Candidate for Eyelift Surgery

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Considering eyelift surgery?  The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin tissue on your face. This is the primary reason why people start to show their age directly around their eyes. Wrinkled folds of excess skin on eyelids, bags under eyes, and puffy eyes are common problems and can impair vision. Sun damage can make this worse.  Thankfully, these conditions are correctable with an eyelift surgery.

The Procedure

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is performed every year by over 100,000 women and men in the US, to improve how they look and see. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin, as well as the pockets of fat from both the upper and lower lids. This procedure will make you look fresher, younger, and see more clearly. It is important to note that eyelid surgery does not lift sagging brows or remove wrinkles or dark circles from under your eyes. For that reason, it’s common for that procedure to go hand-in-hand with other surgeries such as brow lifts and dermal fillers.

What Can Affect Your Eyelift Surgery

Eyelift surgery procedures are not for everyone. You should only consider this surgery if you are over the age of 18, with good physical and mental health. In addition, other factors that will affect your surgery include age, ethnic background, skin type and degree of vision obstruction. Though the procedure is very minor, there are a number of potential eyelid surgery risks patients should consider. Existing medical conditions can lead to complications and include thyroid problems, dry eye, circulatory disorders such as high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Before the procedure, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may be having including allergies. Also, include information on the types of vitamins and medications you are taking.  Lastly, the condition of your eyesight and whether you wear glasses or contact lenses should also be discussed.

Eyelift Surgery and Producers – Charleston SC

To learn more about the non-invasive and non-ablative anti-aging procedures available to Charleston residents, visit our aesthetic services page. We offer many non-surgical options to keep our patients looking as young as they feel! Contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery online or call us at (843) 881-2130 to make your appointment.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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