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Is Blepharoplasty Right for You?

When you look in the mirror, do you feel like you look tired and older? Or, do you simply get annoyed by the way your eyelids droop and impair your vision?  If your answer is yes, you might want to consider blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. With this procedure, excess skin in your eyelids is removed to enhance the appearance of your eyes and help you see better.

The more important question is: are you a good candidate for the procedure? Apparently, you will get satisfying results from a blepharoplasty if:

  • You have puffy or baggy upper eyelids.
  • Your lower eyelids droop in a way that the white of the eye shows below your iris (the colored part of your eye).
  • The excess skin of your upper eyelid blocks or interferes with your eyesight.
  • You have bags under your eyes.
  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure, knowing that the procedure may not make other people treat you in a different manner.
  • You are in good physical and psychological health.

However, you may not find the procedure effective if:

  • You are not in good physical condition. Your doctor has to assess your condition carefully to determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery or if it is best to postpone any plans to undergo surgery.
  • You have certain medical conditions, such as thyroid problems, or tend to experience drying of the eyes. You may also be cautioned if you have cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic disorders.

It is important to consult a qualified doctor first before getting any treatment. To learn more about eyelid surgery and to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, set an appointment with Dr. Thom by calling 701-235-5200. We look forward to hearing from you!


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