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What Is Blepharoplasty and Who Are The Best Candidates?

Many people consistently try to resist aging, because looking physically older brings up a laundry list of other issues for them. The area around the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Lower lid bags and sagging upper eyelids naturally come with age, causing many seeking out eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a rather minor cosmetic procedure that can give you a fresh alert expression and leave you looking years younger. Eyelid surgery, which removes excess skin and pockets of fat from the lower and upper eyelids, will greatly improve the appearance of tired droopy eyes. 

Along with blepharoplasty, many patients opt for combining the procedure with other treatments such as cheek lifts or brow lifts. They also commonly ask their Miami cosmetic surgeon for dermal fillers to treat crow’s feet. Patients who choose these cosmetic procedures can feel as though they are turning back the hands of time, but unfortunately not everyone is the right candidate for eyelid surgery. Certain ophthalmic or other medical conditions, also associated with aging, may preclude some patients’ requests for eyelid surgery.

Even if patients are cleared medically to receive eyelid surgery, that doesn’t always mean they are good candidates for the procedure. Ideal candidates have puffy lower eyelids, excess upper eyelid skin, and tired looking eyes. Most patients are over 35, but if you are at least 18 and droopy or baggy eyelids run in your family you can also be considered a viable candidate. Potential candidates should be in good physical and mental health, consider all risks in depth, and have realistic expectations of the outcome. If you feel as though eyelid surgery is the right choice for you, the best plastic surgeons in Miami will be those who specialize in these types of procedures.

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum, MD. Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Miami Plastic Surgery
Opthalmic Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic & Reconstructive
Miami, Florida