Find Out If You Are a Candidate for Blepharoplasty

The formal name for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty. Both men and women seek it out at high rates. In fact, the procedure is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States. Undergoing eyelid surgery can improve not only the appearance of your eyelids, but other common conditions that many people experience in conjunction with their eyes.

Read on to find out if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty.

Candidates for Blepharoplasty

You might be a candidate for blepharoplasty if you suffer from:

  • saggy skin, especially if it causes droopy skin or folds of skin on both the upper and lower eyelid
  • puffiness caused by excess fat deposits along the upper eyelid
  • bags underneath the eyes
  • dark circles
  • people often remark that you look tired because your eyes look tired

Having eyelid surgery can help improve all of these problems. However, blepharoplasty is surgery and that means that restrictions might apply. Let’s review some of those restrictions now.

Possible Blepharoplasty Restrictions

Just because you have these issues does not mean you need blepharoplasty.

That is because other issues like dry eyes, glaucoma, high blood pressure, circulatory disorders, thyroid disorders, type 1 or type 2 diabetes and heart disease might mean this surgery is not a good choice for you.

You should speak with your primary care physician and/or any specialists that treat you for any of these disorders before taking steps to undergo blepharoplasty. In general, it is a good idea to speak with all physicians you see regularly before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. This helps to ensure your health and the outcomes of a cosmetic procedure if you do find that you are a candidate for one.

Maintain a Realistic Perspective

Blepharoplasty can lead to an improved appearance. That can also mean that you feel more confident about how you look. This is a wonderful outcome in today’s image conscious world. Almost everyone uses social media. You probably do, too. It makes sense to seek out ways to improve your appearance.

However, it is important to be realistic about the outcomes. You want to highlight your natural good looks and beauty rather than hide them. You want to feel and look less exhausted. This is the best approach for you and your surgeon to take.

Consult With Dr. Daniel Tresley MD

If you live in the Northbrook, Illinois area and want to discuss treatment for blepharoplasty with Dr. Daniel Tresley MD, please book a consultation with the doctor today. You can also visit our website at or call 847.291.6900 for more information. The doctor looks forward to meeting with you soon.

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