Most patients who opt for eyelid surgery are over the age of 35, and wish to restore a more youthful appearance to the eye area. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy, non-smokers, who do not suffer from thyroid diseases. It is best to check in with your ophthalmologist before undergoing any eyelid rejuvenation procedure, as patients with some eye disorders may not be good candidates for eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery can be completed using either sedation or general anesthesia, and depending on your cosmetic concerns, will be placed along the upper eyelid crease or inside the lower eyelid. Excess skin is removed to correct eyelid hooding and drooping, and fat in the lower eyelid area may be re-positioned to correct eye bags and wrinkles.
If you are seeking total eyelid rejuvenation, the procedure usually 1-2 hours to complete. Other, less complicated eyelid operations can be completed in less than an hour. If you are looking to compliment your eyelid surgery, a brow lift can further correct upper eyelid sagging and lift the eyebrows.