Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid lift, is a rather minor but sensitive procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon because it involves the area around the eyes. To ensure the safety and success of the procedure, the surgeon will carefully select the right candidate for eyelid surgery.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will closely discuss the eyelid procedure with the patient and make an assessment of whether the procedure is most appropriate for the patient’s needs. Outstanding and committed plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides eyelid surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
To begin with, the candidate should be in good general health and not suffering from any underlying medical condition that may interfere with the surgery or healing. The cosmetic surgeon will examine the condition of fine lines and wrinkles around the lower and upper lids, under eye bags and puffiness in the upper eyelids.
People who are unhappy with the appearance of signs of aging around the eyes are usually good candidates for eyelid lift surgery. But the procedure may also be recommended for people who suffer from partial vision obstruction due to sagging skin and fat in the upper lids.
The surgeon will review the patient’s previous medical records and check whether they may be suffering from an untreated eye condition or medical condition, which could complicate the surgery. Patients having certain types of ophthalmic conditions may first be required to receive treatment to resolve the condition before they can be considered as candidates for eyelid surgery.
In most cases, eyelid surgery is performed as a cosmetic procedure. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s unique aesthetic goals and aspirations to determine whether an eyelid surgery can meet them in a satisfactory way.
The surgeon will consider the following characteristics for candidacy:
Tired Looking Eyes
Wrinkles, fine lines, and droopy skin around the eyelids can make the eyes appear old and tired. Lower or upper eyelid surgery may be recommended for such candidates to rejuvenate eye appearance.
Puffy Upper Eyelids
Puffiness in the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes can be reduced or eliminated with eyelid surgery. Candidates can regain a smoother, youthful look of the eyelids.
Droopy Upper or Lower Lids
Loose skin in the lower or upper eyelids can make a candidate appear old and tired due to the formation of wrinkles and folds. This condition can be improved with eyelid surgery.
A majority of candidates for eyelid surgery will be over the age of 30. But in some cases, droopy eyelid condition may occur due to hereditary factors, which may require surgery at an earlier age.
The candidate’s physical and emotional well-being will be assessed before the surgeon recommends eyelid surgery. Patient should not have a condition that can increase the risk of surgery.
Decent or ideal candidates will have a positive mindset and realistic expectations. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other cities and towns in this part of The Peach State for eyelid surgery.