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What Is The Prime Age For Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid drooping or sagginess is a part of life and an issue that concerns all individuals who experience it, young or old. The appropriate age to get eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty – is debatable amongst many Miami cosmetic surgeons, and indeed depends on each individual case. Generally, people can experience droopy eyelids as a result of genetics or aging. Everyone ages differently and on a different timeline. Whether you’re 30 or 60, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty if saggy eyelids are affecting the appearance or functionality of your eyes.

So what are the signs that you are in need of eyelid surgery? Well, one of the first signs is friends or family asking you if you’re tired, sad or angry, even if your energy level feels normal. Before getting defensive, take a look in the mirror and determine if your eyelids look puffy or saggy. Maybe you’ve noticed it’s hard to keep your eyes open in the afternoon. There are a few other conditions indicative of a need for Miami eyelid surgery. Obstruction of your field of vision, heavy eyelids, slack in the eyelids, puffy eyelids, and difficulty keeping the eyes open, are all conditions blepharoplasty treats.

The question isn’t really whether you are at the right age to receive eyelid surgery. The decision lies more within the patient’s needs and level of comfort. If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms at any age, cosmetic surgery in Miami is a viable solution for you. In addition to determining whether there is a need for eyelid surgery, you also need to consider whether it is a good time in your life for surgery. Depending on the significance of conditions you’re experiencing, the procedure may or may not be able to wait. 

One thing you must consider when getting eyelid surgery is that insurance companies often view it as a cosmetic procedure meaning it will be an out-of-pocket expense for you. Unless you and your surgeon can prove that there is a pressing need for the procedure – such as impairment of vision – you will likely be covering the costs for the procedure on your own. Other lifestyle factors to consider are how the procedure and recovery time will affect your work and home schedules. If you happen to be a smoker, it is recommended to quit smoking before undergoing a procedure as smoking puts you at increased risk of complications.

So in addition to analyzing your specific medical need for surgery, speak with your Miami cosmetic surgeon about other factors that affect your decision to get the procedure. This way you will both determine the best possible course of action for you. 

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