What is a Good Age for an Eyelid Lift?
The eyelid lift procedure can dramatically youthen the face by giving the eyes a refreshed appearance. This eyelid surgery, also called a blepharoplasty, addresses the lower and upper eyelids to correct drooping, sagging skin and puffiness. These are the primary signs of aging that affect the eyes, making an eyelid lift an effective cosmetic solution. If you’re beginning to notice these types of changes in the eyes, you may be wondering at what age it is appropriate to consider an eyelid lift. Below, we’ll tell you when an eyelid lift might be right for you!
The good news is that blepharoplasty can be an appropriate surgery for patients of any age. In fact, age alone is no indicator of whether an eyelid lift is needed. Patients of all ages can be affected by changes in the appearance of the eyes, whether from the natural aging process or by way of genetics. The truth is, if you suffer from anything that affects the eyelids, the blepharoplasty procedure can be a great solution regardless of your age. When it comes down to it, the determinant factor in choosing whether to pursue an eyelid lift should be your personal cosmetic goals and whether you think you can benefit from the treatment.
Who Is (and Isn’t) a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?
Most patients who are interested in the benefits of an eyelid lift are a good candidate for the procedure. While most surgeons recommend waiting to pursue surgery until after the age of 18, a blepharoplasty can theoretically be performed on patients of any age, as long as they are in good health. You may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift if you are in good health and experiencing any of the following difficulties:
- Drooping eyelids
- Impaired vision (from eyelids)
- Bags under the eyes
- Tired or angry appearance
However, it is important to note that there are some conditions that may make you a poor candidate for eyelid surgery. Some conditions can be aggravated by eyelid surgery, exposing the patient to risks both during and after surgery. You may not be eligible for eyelid surgery if you have any of the following conditions:
- Dry eyes
- Cardiovascular disease
Is an Eyelid Lift Right for Me?
Ultimately, an eyelid lift may be right for you if you are in good health and you are hoping to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. After a blepharoplasty, patients can expect a refreshed appearance in the eyes that gives them a more alert and youthful look. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, we offer this and other cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pollack and learn more about the eyelid lift procedure.