Factors to Consider Before Undergoing Eyelid Enhancement Surgery

If you find yourself having trouble seeing, and not because of your eyesight, then eyelid enhancement surgery may be the procedure you need. Blepharoplasty, which is upper and lower eyelid surgery, can address puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging skin around the eyes. However, eyelid surgery may not be for you if you just need the skin around your eyes tightened. Let’s discuss some factors to consider before undergoing eyelid enhancement surgery at Synergy Face + Body.

Am I Even a Candidate?

The only true way you will know if you are a candidate for eyelid enhancement surgery is if you come into Synergy Face + Body for a consultation. You will be examined and will be able to discuss your concerns and share your goals with Dr. Hughes so that you are all on the same page in understanding your desired outcome. At this point, Dr. Hughes will be able to make an informed and professional decision about whether or not you are a true candidate for eyelid enhancement surgery. Most patients who undergo eyelid surgery complain about the following:

  • Looking tired
  • Heavy, droopy lids
  • Undereye bags or puffiness
  • Excess, wrinkled, crepey skin

Should I Go With a Non-Surgical Option Instead?

For lower eyelid surgery, some patients may not need a completely invasive procedure. If Dr. Hughes determines that you just need some skin tightening, then he may recommend a few non-surgical treatment options that will still give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, like:

  • Microneedling: This process stimulates natural collagen and elastin production, which results in smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.
  • Chemical peels: There are many options to choose from to increase skin cell regeneration for a fresh and smooth appearance.
  • Laser treatments: The heat in the lasers promotes skin turnover and contraction for smoother, tighter skin.

Should I Do Both Upper and Lower Enhancement?

Again, this is something that Dr. Hughes will decide along with you once you are seen for your consultation. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat, making it easier for the patient to see. Lower blepharoplasty involves a very small incision and removes the fat and excess skin, revealing a more youthful facial aesthetic. Both of these surgeries can help patients be more confident, look younger, and feel more refreshed. 

For more information about Synergy Face + Body’s eyelid enhancement options, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call 919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form