Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

November 22nd, 2016 | Face - Surgical

“The eyes are the windows to the soul.”
Eyelid Surgery: You’ve probably heard that saying many times before. One can say that there is much truth to this old adage. There was even a study that concluded you can fall in love with a person just by gazing into each other’s eyes for two minutes. Plus, our eyes can also express what we’re feeling inside, whether we’re angry, upset, happy or tired.

However, it’s a different matter if sagging or distended eyelids or bags under your eyes make you look constantly tired or even angry when you’re not at all feeling either of these emotions.  If this happens to be the case with you, a blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can correct these types of imperfections around your eyes.

If you feel that eyelid surgery might be the way to go for you, there a few things to consider to see if you are indeed a good candidate for this procedure.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself to see if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery:

  • Do I have excess skin on or around my eyelids?

If you answer ‘yes’ to this question, then you are a good candidate for an eyelid surgery. An excessive amount of skin in the upper lids can hide the natural folds of your lids as well as make your eyes look puffy, droopy and tired.

  • Is my vision impaired because of my lids?

Excessive skin that extends beyond your eyes’ natural folds can impair your line of vision. When not corrected, the extra skin that is impairing your vision can put you in harm’s way, especially when you’re cooking, driving, or even crossing the street.

  • Do my eyes look droopy even though I’m not sleepy?

Eyelids that droop will not only make you look tired, but they can also strain the muscles around your eyes because you have to constantly raise your eyebrows to see better. If you’re feeling a constant ache in your brow or you have to constantly go near the object you’re looking at to see clearly, then an eyelid surgery will benefit you in the long term.

  • Do my eyes look fatigued because of wrinkles and dark eye bags?

Dark, under eye circles and crows’ feet will not only make you look constantly tired but will add a few years to your face even though you may still be on the younger side.

In addition to answering yes to one or more of these questions, you must also be in good health to undergo surgery. To see if you also meet the health requirements for an eyelid surgery, consult with one of our experienced surgeons at My Houston Surgeons.