Eyelid surgery is a great way for an individual to improve their appearance. Unfortunately, as an individual ages, their skin begins to sag. This happens on all parts of the body. However, there are some features of your body where sagging skin looks even worse.
In addition to the fact that having sagging eyelids is unattractive, you may get a lot of questions from others about your mood. For example, some people may ask why you feel sad all the time. Or individuals may ask you if you are tired. You may be perfectly happy, or you may have got a great night’s rest; however, your eyelids are not expressing how you really feel. It is usually at this point when individuals begin to consider getting eyelid surgery to correct the problem.
Before you go any further, you are likely interested in what makes a good candidate for eyelid surgery. The first thing you should know is that eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelid. So you must have sagging skin, excess tissue or fat that is causing your eyelids to hang. The surgery can be performed on only the upper eyelid, only the bottom eyelid or on both at the same time. The area where the surgery is performed is really going to depend on your particular needs.
Something else that you should know is that you need to be in good health to qualify for the surgery. As with any other surgical procedure, the healthier you are when you go through the procedure, the better results you are going to have as you go through the healing process. When you come in for your consultation, we are going to discuss your health history and your current health. We will do all we can to make sure that you have a successful surgery.
During the consultation, we are also going to give you information about what to do before and after surgery. You may be asked to stop taking certain kinds of medication and herbal supplements in the days or even weeks before the surgery begins. You will also need to prepare a little bit ahead of time to make sure that you have all that is needed at home in the days following your recovery.
There is not a particular age limit set on getting eyelid surgery. For the most part, older individuals are usually the ones who seek this surgery. Time, gravity and a variety of environmental factors have contributed to them having saggy eyelids. However, some individuals who are younger and who are genetically predisposed toward having saggy eyelids may be interested in this surgery sooner than later.
A person’s candidacy for eyelid surgery really depends on their particular situation. During a consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN or Hendersonville, TN, you can get all the facts about your candidacy for this procedure. You can also learn about ways that you can further enhance your appearance, such as BOTOX® injections. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.