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How Do I know If Eyelid Surgery Is Right for Me?

Patients typically choose eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) for one of two reasons: to address signs of aging around the eyes or to correct an upper eyelid that is obstructing vision. By eliminating excess fat and skin, recontouring the fat, and tightening the skin and muscles around the eye, Drs. David Kriet and Clinton Humphrey can rejuvenate the eyelids for a smoother and more youthful appearance. In addition, visual obstruction can usually be resolved with an upper eye lift.

During the consultation process, one of our facial plastic surgeons will perform a physical examination of the eyes, carefully review your medical history, and thoroughly discuss your cosmetic goals. Drs. Kriet and Humphrey recommend that all patients maintain realistic expectations for the surgery. While blepharoplasty can diminish years of aging from a person’s appearance, the surgery does not stop future facial aging. However, the results of eyelid surgery are designed to “age gracefully” and can provide lasting benefits for years to come. Patients with diabetes, thyroid eye disease, or chronic dry eye may not be ideal candidates for blepharoplasty. To discover if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, please schedule a consultation with one of our facial plastic surgeons today.

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