Eyelid Surgery Q&A

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Eyelid Surgery Q&A
Dr. Zachary Filip, board certified plastic surgeon, Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center

Q: When should I consider eyelid surgery?
A: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery is typically performed to help people who look tired, angry, or more aged than they feel.

Q: Are there different types of eyelid surgery?
Typically only skin and little to no fat is removed from the upper lid. In the lower lid the fat is usually removed or shaped over the cheek bone while the lid is tightened and extra skin removed. Incisions can be made just under the lashes or on the inside of the eyelid leaving no visible scar. Choosing a surgeon familiar with different techniques is the key to getting the best result.

Q: Will I look natural if I get my eyes “done?” I want to look good, but age-appropriate.
A: Modern plastic surgery techniques are focused less on youth and more on vitality. In the hands of a well-trained, experienced plastic surgeon you will look healthy, natural, and full of life.

Q: How should I choose a surgeon?
A: Make sure your surgeon has completed a residency in plastic surgery and is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedures. Remember, “cosmetic surgeon” is not the same as plastic surgeon.
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