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Eyelid surgery can resolve a number of cosmetic issues and achieve a refreshed, more youthful appearance.

With age, many people notice fine lines, excess skin, and puffiness around the eyes. Fortunately, it is possible to resolve these issues with a simple surgical procedure. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is a popular treatment for those who would like to improve the overall appearance of their eyelids and achieve a refreshed, more youthful aesthetic. The procedure, which can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, can also help resolve certain functional issues related to the eyelids. Read on to find out what problems can often be resolved with blepharoplasty and if the treatment is an option for you.

What issues can blepharoplasty treat?

Eyelid surgery can be performed for a number of purposes. Some of the most common issues that can be resolved include skin that is loose or sagging; fatty deposits that cause puffiness in the eyelids; bags underneath the eyes; drooping lower eyelids; excess eyelid skin; and fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids.


All these issues can be addressed with surgery, which gets rid of excess skin, reduces puffiness, redefines the crease of the upper eyelid, and flattens out wrinkles under the eyes.

Who is suited for eyelid surgery?

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is best that you are in good general health and that you don’t suffer from a medical condition that could affect your body’s ability to heal. Ideal candidates are also non-smokers.


If you decide to go ahead with the surgery, it is important that you have realistic aesthetic goals. While the procedure can go a long way toward improving one’s overall appearance, it’s always best to consult with your surgeon beforehand so that you can discuss your specific concerns and raise any questions that you might have. Your surgeon will let you know exactly what you can expect from the process and give you an idea of the types of results that can be realistically achieved, depending on your specific issues.


What will your consultation involve?

Before you go ahead with eyelid surgery, you will need to see your surgeon to discuss your aesthetic goals as well as any health conditions that you have. Your surgeon will also take this opportunity to evaluate your general health and confirm that you are a suitable candidate for treatment. They will take some photographs and discuss the various options that are available to you.


During your consultation, you are encouraged to raise any questions or concerns that you have. Your surgeon will explain any potential risks and side effects associated with the treatment, as well as provide guidance and advice for your recovery period.


How can we help?

Dr. Sophie Ricketts offers a range of procedures for the face, including eyelid surgery. She can perform the surgery on the upper or lower eyelids, depending on your specific needs and concerns. If you are worried about excess skin on your eyelids, puffiness above the inner corners of your eyes, dark shadows under your eyes, or any other cosmetic issues related to your eyelids, we encourage you to come in for a consultation. Dr. Ricketts will explain the procedure to you in detail and let you know if you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

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