Each facial feature can communicate a lot about you, or perhaps they can also put forth something about your personality that you do not intend. Take the eyes, for example--the proverbial windows of the soul. Youthful, vibrant eyes convey a sense of youth and beauty, making you appear energetic and lively. When you have eyelids that droop or sag, however, you may wind up looking haggard or tired, perhaps even lethargic. In extreme cases, the sagging of your eyelids may be so pronounced that they impair your vision.
It’s for the above reasons that many people come to the Visalia, Mammoth Lakes, and plastic surgery practice of Dr. Thomas F. Mitts. Dr. Mitts has more than three decades of experience and he will use this knowledge when determining the best possible treatment plan to meet your needs.
When it comes to treating the eye area, one of the best surgeries to accomplish various goals is cosmetic eyelid surgery. Also known as an eyelift or blepharoplasty, cosmetic eyelid surgery will address the drooping or sagging of the upper or lower eyelids, enhancing your appearance and making you look rejuvenated and refreshed. Let’s take a moment right now to examine who the best candidates are for cosmetic eyelid surgery.
The best candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are people who are in generally good health and do not have any sorts of medical conditions that would prevent them from undergoing surgery. Candidates should be in good health and ideally they should not smoke (smoking can affect the healing process). Perhaps most importantly, good candidates for surgery need to have realistic expectations of what the surgery can achieve, have a positive attitude about the surgery, and have made the decision to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery without any sort of pressure or coercion. To this last point, always remember that your body is your own and you should not be forced to do something to it just because someone else wants you to.
As for situations that may make a person a good candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery, there are several. With age, the eyelids can droop or sag. If you would like to reduce the sagging or drooping of the eyelids in order to enhance your appearance, cosmetic eyelid surgery may be right for you. If the drooping or sagging of the eyelids impairs the vision, then cosmetic eyelid surgery is a great way to improve your appearance, improve your vision and ability to see, and ensure your well-being. People with very narrow eyes may also benefit from cosmetic eyelid surgery. A procedure can be performed to add a fold to the upper eyelid, which opens the eyes and can subtly enhance the appearance of the face.
In addition to the above, however, the eyelift can be combined with other facial cosmetic surgery options to achieve a full makeover. Getting an eyelift with a facelift, rhinoplasty, a brow lift, or other procedures can have dramatic and stunning results.
If you would like to learn more about your many different options for facial cosmetic surgery and aesthetic enhancement, contact our Fresno, Visalia, and Mammoth Lakes plastic surgery centers today.