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Am I a Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

Your eyes say a lot about you — whether you’re happy or sad, alert or tired out — even how old you are. In fact, the delicate tissues around your eyes are often the first areas to show signs of aging, and few things can make you look more tired, worn out, and past your prime than droopy lids or under-eye bags.

Fortunately, eyelid surgery rejuvenates tired, sagging eyelids. At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, we use the most advanced blepharoplasty techniques to help patients in Plano and Frisco, Texas, look and feel more youthful, more alert, and more confident. Here’s how to tell if eyelid surgery might be a good choice for you.

Blepharoplasty benefits

About 211,000 people had blepharoplasty last year in the United States, making it the third most popular cosmetic procedure for women and the second most popular cosmetic surgery for men. Blepharoplasty can dramatically change the way your eyes look, and because the recovery time is minimal, it’s a procedure that’s been growing in popularity.

Our team uses minimally invasive techniques for blepharoplasty surgery, making it a good choice for most people. The first step in determining if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery is understanding what blepharoplasty can do — and how it can address your specific concerns.

Droopy upper lids

Upper lids lose their elasticity as we get older, becoming less responsive and more likely to droop and sag. That means we’re more likely to look sleepy or tired out, even after a good night’s rest. That can have an impact on every aspect of your life, but it can take a real toll on you professionally, when looking alert and energetic may play a big role in the opportunities that are presented to you.

Most businesses want employees who look alert, energetic, and ready to take on new challenges and new responsibilities. If you look tired out right from the start, you might just be projecting an image that works against you. Upper eyelid surgery eliminates that sleepy look by getting rid of excess lid tissue and giving you a more “awake” look. It can also help people with severely drooping lids that block part of their vision.

Sagging lower lids and under-eye bags

Lower eyelids can start to sag as we get older, revealing more of the whites of the eyes and producing a worn-out look. Many people develop “pouches” or bags under their eyes that make you look like you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in months. Lower lid blepharoplasty gets rid of excess skin and fatty deposits while gently repositioning the lower lid to a natural position. 

Depending on your concerns, you can treat just the upper lids or lower lids or treat both at the same time to eliminate sagging and drooping. The techniques we use help hide the surgical incisions in the lash line or on the underside of the lid, so you won’t have to worry about telltale scars afterward.

What blepharoplasty doesn’t treat

Droopy, sagging lids aren’t the only sign of aging that occurs in the eye area. Crow’s feet — those tiny lines by the corners of your eyes — and drooping brows can also occur as we get older. While blepharoplasty can’t correct those issues, BOTOX® injections and an eyebrow lift can.

BOTOX works by blocking nerve signals to muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form when we make facial expressions. An eyebrow lift gently elevates your brow area to a more natural, more youthful position. Best of all, blepharoplasty can be combined with either or both of these treatments, so you can rejuvenate your entire eye area and regain a more rested, more energized, younger appearance.

Learn how blepharoplasty can help you

Blepharoplasty can be a good choice for both women and men who have droopy, loose, sagging upper or lower lids (or both) or who have under-eye bags that make them look aged and worn out. One of the most important steps toward making sure you get the results you’re looking for is choosing a surgeon who’s experienced in advanced eyelid surgery techniques.

At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, Dr. Chelsea Snider is skilled in state-of-the-art blepharoplasty surgery, using the most advanced methods for optimal results. Prior to your procedure, we complete a thorough evaluation of your eye area, your skin, your health, and your medical history, along with your treatment objectives, so we can tailor your surgery just for you. To learn more about eyelid surgery and how it can help you look and feel great, give us a call at 469-598-2400 or use our online tool to book an appointment today.

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