Eyelid Surgery: Beyond Cosmetic Concerns

eyelidBlepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, ranked third in the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures in 2013, up by 5.4 percent from 2012. Here at our Worcester cosmetic surgery practice, we have also noticed an increasing number of men and women who want to learn more about the procedure. While these patients often seek the procedure for cosmetic reasons, there are also those who desire eyelid surgery for medical reasons, that is to help them improve obscured vision.

The Case of the Drooping Eyelids
Drooping eyelids is often a result of aging itself. As one ages, collagen (a naturally occurring type of protein that is responsible for the plump and youthful appearance of one’s skin) supply dwindles. When there’s not too much collagen left or regenerated, the skin around the eyes will start to sag and the muscles will lose their definition as well. Although the appearance of drooping eyelids is often associated with seniors, it should be noted that it can happen to patients of any age.

Who Can Have Eyelid Surgery
By and large, the ideal candidate for an eyelid surgery should be in excellent shape, both physically and mentally. In addition, they should be well-informed and knowledgeable of the procedure they’re about to have.

Generally, the following health conditions or circumstances should be well-controlled first before pursuing eyelid surgery: 

  • high levels of blood pressure
  • dry eyes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • glaucoma
  • diabetes
  • Graves’ disease or any other thyroid disorder

Enjoying the Cosmetic Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Although you may be seeking eyelid surgery for medical reasons, you also get to enjoy its cosmetic benefits. You will appear more refreshed, happier, and naturally younger! Moreover, you can choose to have adjunctive procedures done with eyelid surgery to get the results you want. These procedures include a brow lift, laser resurfacing, and having injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers.

If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery, we invite you to get in touch with us! Call Julie Gilson, our very accommodating patient coordinator, at 508-334-5990 or fill out this contact form to set up a consultation.We look forward to your visit!

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