Do I Need Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty Short Hills & Westfield, NJIf you have drooping or baggy eyelids, eyelid surgery might be for you. Eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift or blepharoplasty) is typically done for cosmetic purposes. Older individuals may use it to improve their sight by having excess eyelid skin removed. Read on to discover what eyelid surgery involves and how it can enhance your look.

What it can do for you

Eyelid surgery can remove excess or baggy skin from around the eyelids resulting in a younger and more refined appearance. It is important to note that an eyelid lift will not remove dark circles, facial wrinkles, or crows feet. Patients will often combine an eyelid lift with other treatments like filler injections.

Am I the right candidate?

If you are in good health and have realistic expectations, you are an excellent candidate for eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery patients are typically over the age of 35, but some patients elect to get the surgery done at a younger age if baggy eyelids are a trait in their family. Not only can eyelid surgery improve your look, but also boost your confidence. To learn more about whether or not eyelid surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Purewal.

What are the risks

As part of your decision in determining if you want eyelid surgery, it is important to consider the risks. As with any surgery, cosmetic or not, there are inherent risks involved. With eyelid surgery, these risks are rare but can include: dry eyes, infection, abnormal coloring of the eyelids, bleeding, inability to completely close the eyelids, vision loss, or a pulled down lower eyelid.

Your insurance coverage

As with most cosmetic procedures, insurance generally doesn’t cover eyelid surgery.

Arrange your consultation today!

To find out how eyelid surgery can improve your confidence and enhance your appearance, call Dr. Baljeet K. Purewal at (973) 379-4889. During your consultation, Dr. Purewal will assess your eyelids and ask you questions about your health and goals related to having eyelid surgery. We’re excited to hear from you!

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