You’ve probably heard that eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be helpful for people who want to reduce droopy eyelids or “bags” beneath their eyes, to create a younger appearance. It can also serve a functional purpose for people whose eyelids sag to such an extent that it interferes with their vision. In either case, Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery has a team of skilled surgeons who can help you determine if you’re a good candidate.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
- Eliminate excess loose skin that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelid
- Remove loose upper eyelid that impairs vision
- Get rid of puffy upper eyelids that can make you look tired and sad
- Erase fine lower eyelid wrinkles
- Eliminate under eye bags and dark circles
- Get rid of hooded upper eyelids
What Are Some Considerations?
Several factors come into play when thinking about eyelid surgery. For example, our surgeon must consider the shape and position of your eyebrows, because the brows and the eyelids are linked.
As with any surgery, patients who are in good general health and are nonsmokers will achieve the best results. Realistic expectations and a positive attitude also make you a good candidate.
While eyelid surgery can make your upper eye area look younger and refreshed, you may consider pursuing additional treatments or procedures for more dramatic results.
What Is the Right Age to Have Eyelid Surgery?
Our surgeon will look at the condition of your skin regardless of age. The condition of your eyelids depends on a variety of factors others than age, such as lifestyle and genetics. However, most patients who seek eyelid surgery are over 35 years old.
How Long Will the Results Last?
The results of this procedure are intended to be long-lasting. However, it is important to remember the skin naturally changes, which make impact the results.
How to Prepare for and Recover from Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night following the procedure. Plan to stay home and limit your activities for several days, to allow your eyes time to heal. Make sure that you have ice cubes, ice packs, small gauze pads, clean washcloths, and towels. Our medical professionals will provide you with all of the information you need to properly recover from the procedure.
Schedule Your Consultation!
If you think that you might be a good candidate for eyelid surgery, contact Coastal Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, CA to schedule a consultation and have your questions answered by experts. We proudly serve you with convenient locations in Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, and Tustin.