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 a primary reason why people start to show their age directly around their eyes. Wrinkled folds of excess skin on your eyelids, bags under your eyes, puffy and tired looking eyes are common problems and they can impair your vision. Sun damage can makes 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 to 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. It is for that reason that the procedure is often combined with other surgeries such as brow lifts and dermal fillers.

What Can Affect Your Eyelift Surgery

Eyelift surgery procedures are not for everyone. They should only be done to individuals over the age of 18, with persons of good physical and mental health. 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, they can include thyroid problems such as Graves disease and hypothyroidism, dry eye, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders 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.