Can blepharoplasty help with the dark circles under my eyes?
If your dark circles are due to fat bulging in the lower lids, eyelid surgery will be able to help improve your appearance. If the cause has more to do with the pigment in your eyelid skin, Dr. Doshi will most likely take a non-surgical approach, such as a chemical peel. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures can be used in tandem to fully overhaul the aesthetics of the upper face, rejuvenating your smile and boosting your confidence.
How successful will my blepharoplasty be in achieving my anti-aging goals?
Eyelid surgery can go a long way in helping you to look more youthful, relaxed and well-rested. The surgery can remove sagging skin and correct pockets of fat that make the eye area unsightly. The one thing the surgery cannot do is to make you look like a different person altogether, so it’s important that you are realistic in your expectations. Dr. Doshi will discuss the potential benefits of eyelid surgery with you in depth during your confidential consultation.
Are there any age limits when it comes to eyelid surgery?
Dr. Doshi does not assess candidacy for blepharoplasty based solely on age. The biggest factor is the patient’s overall health, as certain medical conditions may inhibit surgery and/or recovery. While clients in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s make up the bulk of blepharoplasty patients, Dr. Doshi has successfully performed surgery on older clients in excellent health.
Are there cases where blepharoplasty is medically necessary?
When sagging in the eyelids begins to negatively affect your vision, then the procedure may be considered a medical necessity. You can undergo an eye evaluation and visual field exam with a trusted ophthalmologist before blepharoplasty, during which the doctor will photograph your eyelid ptosis for insurance purposes. Surgery on the lower eyelids is typically considered elective/cosmetic, unless there is some kind of injury or deformity. You should check with your insurance company to find out the specifics. Rest assured, our office will assist you as much as possible to fill out all the paperwork and have a stress-free experience during blepharoplasty.
What can I expect in terms of scarring after my blepharoplasty surgery?
Dr. Doshi employs a meticulous and conservative approach that results in minimal scarring. Incisions are made within the natural creases and lines of the eyelids where they are well hidden. If you wear makeup on your eyes, these fine scars will be completely undetectable.