Who is a good candidate for a blepharoplasty?
A good candidate for blepharoplasty is a patient who is concerned with the overall aging process in the upper eyelid and lower eyelid region. As we age, there is loss of the bony anatomy surrounding the eye region, as well as changes in the skin, including thinning of the skin and loss of collagen and elasticity in the skin. These all contribute to the overall aging changes in the eyelid region.
If desired, upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as the endoscopic brow lift, laser skin resurfacing, and facelift surgery. The goal of this procedure is to achieve a natural aesthetic rejuvenation of the region and a natural, more youthful appearance.
A patient should expect a rejuvenated, natural appearance. The upper crease of the upper eyelid will be evident (since sagging usually erases this crease). After the upper eyelid blepharoplasty, there should be a decrease in the amount of bagginess in the lower eyelid, and there should be an overall refreshed appearance in both the upper and lower eyelid region.