Am I an Eyelid Surgery Candidate?
By dsherris on September 18, 2017
Many factors, such as sun damage, loss of skin elasticity, and depleted collagen, result in the signs of facial aging. The eyes are typically one of the areas to show the signs of advanced age. Dr. David Sherris frequently sees patients that wish to address lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and bags around the eyes.
Eyelid surgery tightens and smooths the skin of the upper and lower eyelids to restore a more youthful and alert appearance. For those who are eyelid surgery candidates, treatment at our Buffalo, NY practice can minimize these signs of aging. Dr. Sherris is happy to provide a personal consultation to determine if eyelid surgery is an appropriate option for you.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
Most people feel defeated when they see their facial features start to change. The skin around the eyes is particularly thin and delicate, so wrinkles are common on this area of the face, as is saggy skin and under-eye bags. Those who want to tighten and smooth the skin of the eyelids can consider eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery eliminates excess skin, removes or repostitions the natural fat pad, and smooths out the skin of the upper and lower lids to make the eyes look more open, refreshed, and alert. The benefits of eyelid surgery are unquestionable, but many patients do wonder if this technique is right for them. Those who are considering eyelid surgery should ask themselves the following questions:
- Have my upper eyelids become heavy?
- Has the skin of my upper eyelids created a “hood” over my eyes?
- Is saggy upper eyelid skin interfering with my vision?
- Do I have heavy bags under my eyes?
- Do my upper or lower eyelids appear creased or wrinkly?
- Do people constantly comment that I look tired, sad, or angry?
People who answer “yes” to any of the above questions are experiencing cosmetic flaws that can be corrected through eyelid surgery. While eyelid surgery is likely to be an ideal solution for these issues, it is important for each person to make sure that plastic surgery is a safe option for them, which is why a consultation should be scheduled with Dr. Sherris.
Dr. Sherris will consider each patient’s overall health and medical history to ensure that eyelid surgery can be performed without posing any undue risk. If the patient is in good health and has reasonable expectations for surgery, he or she may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery.
If you have further questions about eyelid surgery candidacy, or are ready to set up your personal consultation with experienced plastic surgeon David Sherris, contact us at your earliest convenience. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your aesthetic goals and how we can help you achieve them.
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