Are your eyes aging you? How to determine if a blepharoplasty is right for you.

medium_eyes photoMost plastic surgeons would agree that the eyes can be the first area on the face to show signs of aging. This can detract from the overall attractiveness of your eyes and face, causing a tired or older appearance. The skin around the eyes is much thinner than the rest of the face and is more susceptible to environmental damage and the effects of time. Facial creams and serums can help to reduce the visible signs of aging, but can only accomplish so much. How do you know if a blepharoplasty is right for you? The first step is to consult with a qualified Surgeon to determine if a blepharoplasty will give you the desired results. We have also assembled a list of frequently asked questions that are helpful to ask when making your decision:

What is the recovery time?

The typical patient can expect some minor swelling and bruising following the procedure that can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks with final results becoming evident after 4 to 6 weeks.

How much does it cost?

Depending on the level of correction needed, the procedure can cost anywhere from $3900 for upper or lower blepharoplasty and $5800 for both. Additionally, the brows may need to be lifted, in order to achieve the optimal look. A consultation with a qualified surgeon is the best way to determine what is right for you.

How young is too young to have the procedure?

There is a common misconception that there is a certain age that woman need to reach I order to begin taking measures to look younger. The truth is that it is really more about anatomy than chronological age. When you start to notice sagging, drooping, and fat deposits that detract from the overall attractiveness of your face, you may want to consult with your surgeon to see if the timing is right for you.

What should I look for in a surgeon?

It is important to find a surgeon, the meets the following criteria:

1. Is board certified

2. Operates in a fully accredited facility and has Hospital privileges

3. Is experienced with the procedure you have chosen to undergo

4. Has a rapport with you and answers all of your questions and concerns

5. Can provide before and after photos of their work

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