I want to know if I would be a good candidate for eyelid reduction surgery (Blepharoplasty)? (Photo)
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Excess upper eyelid skin
Upper blepharoplasty candidate
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Blepharoplasty versus brow lift
You are correct in noting that facial features including eyelid anatomy tends to have a hereditary component. My advice based on the photograph is to look into a brow lift. Blepharoplasty alone would distort the relationship of the eyelids and brows, allowing the brows to come down even further onto the eyelids. This would give the eyes a "closed in" appearance. The brow cilia and the brow fat pads are below the orbital rim already. If you look in the mirror and use your fingers to lift the brow enough to get it above the bone - not too high - take a look at the eyelid contour... Lifting the brow would provide a much more attractive eyelid. There are many ways to lift the brow - several involve extensive dissection, including endoscopic lift. Several involve removal of tissue which tends to last longer. All methods have risks and benefits. Be sure to have all your questions answered prior to scheduling surgery. If you were to have a blepharoplasty, you might not have enough skin to consider a brow lift in the future because of lack of skin to tuck into the eyelid crease normally. When considering elective or cosmetic surgery, your results are not dependent upon timing of the procedure - so take your time deciding! Best wishes!
Blepharoplasty will resolve your concerns
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