For a long time now, the human eyes have been perceived to convey emotion and allow people to navigate the world. However, with time, as age kicks in, the skin around the eyes begins to lose its elasticity and droops. In many instances, these changes may prematurely age you or make you look tired. In some cases, drooping lids can even interfere with vision. To try and remedy the condition, cosmetic surgery procedures have been proposed in Baton Rouge. One effective surgical approach to refreshing the area around the eyes is blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, eyelid repair or eyelid reconstruction.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty surgery involves the removal or repositioning of excess skin or fat (or muscle, if indicated) from the eyelids. It is usually performed on the upper and/or lower lid.
Am I Ready for Blepharoplasty?
While there may not be an accurate answer to if one is ready for the procedure, Dr. J. Anthony Stephens in Baton Rouge can make it easier to decide. If agree with any of the below statements, then you may be a very good candidate for eyelid surgery:
1. I am ready to improve my appearance. I want to rejuvenate the appearance of my eyelids. I believe that my eyelids make me look older and more tired than I really am and that eyelid surgery in Baton Rouge will help to reduce these effects.
2. I am ready to improve the functionality of my eyes. I want to repair the slackness of my upper-eyelid skin because it is impairing my vision. I no longer want drooping eyelids to interfere with driving or other tasks.
3. I am in good overall health. My doctor has examined me and found that I am healthy.
4. I have realistic expectations. I understand that the full, stable effects of the blepharoplasty procedure may not be apparent for weeks or months after the surgery. I know that eyelid surgery will make aesthetic improvements to the area around my eyes, but the precise effect is difficult to predict.
If you have decided to go ahead with the blepharoplasty or if you feel this is the right fit for you, contact the office of Dr. J. Anthony Stephens and book your appointment. Don’t let age and drooping eyelids stop you from looking young again. Learn more about how this procedure can help you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our office in Baton Rouge!