What Makes a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

By Breast Implant Center of Hawaii

What Makes a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

Do you suffer from excess eyelid skin? If so, it is likely you will benefit from an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty). Excess eyelid skin (with or without protruding fat) is a common cause of hooding, which is both aesthetically undesirable as well as functionally debilitating.

An eyelid lift is a very simple procedure used to solve the problem of extra skin in the upper eyelids. Sometimes weakness in the upper lid muscles can restrain the mobility of the eyelid, making a person look tired and in some cases causing limited vision.

Hooding of the upper eyelid is common in all ethnic groups with age, but worst in Caucasians. With the upper eyelid lift, scars are well effaced. The eyelid lift incisions are hidden in the upper eyelid crease, so only very modest incisions are needed and can be well disguised by an experienced plastic surgeon.  Symptoms like weakened eyelid muscles and a droopy eyebrow may be addressed by an eyelid lift, but may also be combined with other procedures, such as an eyelid lift and ptosis surgery or an eyelid lift and a brow lift.

If you are unhappy with the appearance or functionality of your eyelids, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS. His years of experience performing eyelid lifts in Hawaii equip him to diagnose your symptoms and find a treatment plan that will safely meet your needs.

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