Am I a Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

Am I a Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

The eyes are one of the most noticeable features of the face. There is a reason romance novels fixate on their descriptions. As you age, however, you may see your eyes becoming more tired in appearance. 

Sagging skin around the eyes may result from excessive sun exposure, smoking, and overall health, but ultimately age tends to cause it the most. At Awaken Aesthetics, blepharoplasty helps your aging eyes with a fast recovery.

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What is a Blepharoplasty?

Also known as an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty alleviates signs of aging from drooping eyelids and bulging fat pads on both upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Eric S. Ahn, a board-certified opthalmologist, performs blepharoplasty on upper and lower eyelids. 

Incisions are made inconspicuously. For lower eyelid lifts, Dr. Ahn makes an incision on the inside of the eyelid for a “scarless” operation. Dr. Ahn will remove excess skin and problematic fat to ensure the best results. 

Am I a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

If you want to remove unwanted bags or puffiness in the lower eyes or reduce sagging upper eyelids, you may be a candidate for an eyelid lift. Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good overall health with realistic expectations and goals. 

If you have an eye condition or a medical condition that may impair healing, you may not be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty. 

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Should I Get a Lower or Upper Blepharoplasty?

While both correct sagging eyelids, you may be wondering which one you need: upper or lower blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid lifts are best for correcting:

  • Sagging upper eyelids, blocking your full field of vision
  • Fat pads above the eyes
  • Drooping eyebrow look from sagging skin

If you are looking at a lower eyelid lift, you may be a good candidate if you are struggling with:

  • Significant undereye bags
  • Wrinkling in the lower eye region
  • A hollowed appearance due to lost volume under the eyes

You may want to do both if you have a combination of the symptoms listed above. Blepharoplasty is often combined with skin-tightening treatments for the optimal age-reducing impact. 

What Does Recovery from Blepharoplasty Look Like?

You may return to non-physical work two to three days after your surgery. You may experience bruising and swelling for up to two weeks, but most of the swelling resolves within the first week. 

Awaken Aesthetics recommends avoiding physical stress for a week after surgery, lifting no more than twenty pounds, and avoiding bending over or picking things up. Resting during the first two days is integral for a speedy recovery. 

All concerns for your recovery will be addressed during a consultation and reiterated after your surgery. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Awaken Aesthetics to learn more.

Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!

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Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Awaken Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly.

You can also call our Torrance, CA office directly to schedule: (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the metro Los Angeles region.

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