If you’re considering obtaining an eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, then you might have some questions regarding the procedure, and whether or not it’s right for you. For example, many need to ask what is the right age for eyelid surgery?
What Is the Right Age for Eyelid Surgery?
One pertinent question that you might have is whether or not you are the right age for the operation, or whether there is even a right age to obtain this highly sought-after procedure.
Technically speaking, there is no right age to obtain eyelid surgery, but there are a number of factors to consider depending on the age that you are, and times in life that it’s more common to receive this treatment.
Is There Actually Any Right Age For Eyelid Surgery?
Generally speaking, the majority of people who decide to receive eyelid surgery are somewhere in their 30’s at least.
That said, technically any adult over the age of 18 can receive eyelid surgery legally. However, most people younger than 30 would likely see little reason to obtain this surgery, at least for the reasons that it is commonly sought out.
At the same time, if you’re unhappy with the appearance of your eyes for any reason, or for special circumstances, you might find some major benefits from the operation.
What Happens To The Eyes As They Age?
Because they have a rather thin layer of skin surrounding them, the areas around the eyes are oftentimes one of the first areas to showcase the inevitable signs of aging.
Whether it comes from squinting in the sun, or from laughing and crying, the presence of wrinkles, spots, and sagging slowly start to creep in as time transpires.
Even if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, the chance of having age-related issues evolve in the areas surrounding the eyes is almost a certainty as one ages.
If you have reached advanced age, then some of these issues may prove even medically hazardous. For example, do your upper eyelids sag to the point that they obscure your vision and impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. Then you should take the initiative and schedule a consultation.
What Makes A Good Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
Anyone displeased with the appearance of their eyes can prove a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Plus there exist several reasons that someone might seek it out.
For example, if you suffer from chronic bags under your eyes, you would be considered a good candidate for a lower blepharoplasty, which targets the area of the face that this issue affects.
Contrarily, if you’re having issues with your upper eyelid, like suffering from an excess presence of fat, muscle, or sagginess, then an upper blepharoplasty would likely be of great benefit to you.
Both types of blepharoplasties can be effectively paired with other types of appearance-enhancing procedures, making it an operation with a high degree of flexibility.
As these problems become more pronounced, you might find that even high-quality or expensive products designed to ameliorate the issue begin to stop working.
As these issues become unsolvable by less invasive methods, eyelid surgery then becomes the natural and effective response to these evolving issues in the area.
Taking Your Personal Health into Consideration
If you wish to receive both or either type of eyelid surgeries, you will need to schedule a consultation with your physician. Then you determine whether or not you remain physically fit enough to receive treatment.
Generally speaking, one needs to be at a generally good level of health in order to qualify as a candidate for any serious surgery. This is because surgeries can tax the physical systems to a high degree.
Some of the factors that your physician will take into account in terms of your ability to qualify include any:
- Other history of surgery
- Prescription drugs that you take
- Supplements or herbal medications that you take routinely
- Chronic health condition you may suffer from
In addition, if you have suffered from any acute medical illness within the past 14 days, your doctor may advise you to hold off from obtaining the surgery until you have fully recovered from said illness.
Giving Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara The Best Service Available
Plastic surgeon Dr. Brent and the rest of the team at his office have been serving the Southern California community top-grade medical procedures for years. If you would like to see if you’re a good candidate to receive eyelid surgery, then consider scheduling a consultation by visiting our website.