Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

There are many factors to consider when thinking about having any elective surgery, and while you may be 100% sure you want a particular type of surgery, you may not be a good candidate for it, for any number of reasons.

Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is surgery to improve the look of your eyelids. If you suffer from drooping eyelids, bags under your eyes, or excess skin or wrinkles, eyelid surgery may be the ideal solution for you—that is, if your cosmetic surgeon thinks you’re a good candidate. To know if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery in Denver, you should consult with Dr. Fante at the Fante Eye & Face Centre, serving Denver and surrounding communities.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

For all types of elective surgeries, some people make better candidate than others. Here are some characteristics that make good eyelid surgery candidates:

  • People in overall good health
  • Non-smokers
  • People with realistic expectations of what the surgery will do for them, their appearance, their eyesight, etc.
  • People with serious eye problems that can be corrected with blepharoplasty

As stated earlier, people with droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes and excess skin or wrinkles around the eyes are typically good candidates for eyelid surgery in Denver. If you have loose skin hanging over the edge of your eyelids that impairs your vision, or a puffy appearance of the upper eyelids, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. If you have creases or folds in the lower eyelids, this surgery may be perfect for you. However, eyelid surgery is not the right procedure to correct dark circles under the eyes, fine lines around the eyes or crow’s feet.

Determining Candidacy for Eyelid Surgery in Denver

After an initial consultation including a thorough medical history and physical examination, Denver cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Fante at the Fante Eye & Face Centre will be able to determine if eyelid surgery can correct the problem(s) you have.

If you have realistic expectations of the surgery, are willing to follow post-op instructions to the letter and are willing to put in the time necessary to fully recover from eyelid surgery, you may get the green light from Dr. Fante to schedule this amazing, life-changing surgery.

To learn more about blepharoplasty, please contact the Fante Eye & Face Centre today and schedule your consultation.

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