Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Plastic surgery and skin care to help you look and feel your best
Your eyes are one of the first areas of your face to show signs of aging. For many people, this results in a worn, fatigued appearance that makes them look older than they are. Fortunately, eyelid surgery is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation procedures available. It can have a dramatic impact, taking years off of your appearance. This page provides a basic overview of the candidacy requirements for eyelid surgery, but the best way to find out whether this procedure is right for you is to speak with Dr. Paul Angelchik in person. Please call 602-761-7787 today to schedule a free consultation at our office near Scottsdale, Arizona.
Ideal eyelid surgery candidates are in good overall health, do not have an eye infection that needs treatment, and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. In addition, eyelid surgery candidates experience one or more of the following signs of aging:
- Puffy fat deposits in the lower eyelid
- Hollow areas under the eyes which give the appearance of dark “bags”
- Excess hanging skin in the upper or lower eyelid
- Droopy upper eyelids
Depending on the unique signs of aging you experience, Dr. Angelchik may recommend a combination of procedures to achieve your desired results. If you have hanging eyebrows, Dr. Angelchik may recommend a brow lift in conjunction with your eyelid lift. If you experience crow’s feet around the eyes or vertical lines between the brows, you may benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
If you are a smoker, you will need to commit to quitting smoking prior to your surgery and throughout the eyelid surgery recovery period. Smoking can adversely impact your ability to heal, potentially leading to complications or diminished results. Dr. Angelchik will discuss this with you in detail during your initial consultation. Please contact Dr. Paul Angelchik today to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Surprise, and Peoria, Arizona.