Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, can treat the upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids. It typically removes excess skin and fat to diminish the signs of aging and a heavy, tired look. In some cases, it can resolve vision issues caused by sagging eyelids. How do you know if you are among best candidates for blepharoplasty?

The good news is that most healthy individuals with signs of aging that affect the eyelids are normally good candidates for the procedure. In general, you should be in good health and any major health problems under control. It should also be determined that you have no other major eye problems which may be obstructing vision or which a blepharoplasty could worsen. Some of these include: glaucoma, a detached retina, or severe dry eyes.

The majority of eyelid surgery patients are over the age of thirty, with many over forty. While there is no age limit on when you can undergo the surgery, most people do not experience these signs of aging until past the age of thirty. Dr. Santos will examine the state of your eyelids to determine the best blepharoplasty option for you. 

In general, healthy people with extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids are among the best candidates for blepharoplasty surgery in Seattle. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.