Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Candidates

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) CandidatesBlepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a relatively minor but sensitive cosmetic surgery procedure because it involves the area around the eyes. The operating surgeon will carefully determine the candidacy of an individual before recommending eyelid surgery.

Dr. Bram Kaufman is a board certified plastic surgeon providing blepharoplasty and other procedures for the face, body and breast. Patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive this procedure from Dr. Kaufman.



A fine candidate for blepharoplasty would be a healthy adult who is unhappy with the appearance of signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines around the upper or lower eyelids, puffy upper lids, or under eye bags. Individuals suffering from partial vision obstruction caused by droopy skin and fat in the upper eyelids can also benefit from eyelid cosmetic surgery.

The surgeon will carefully assess whether the patient has any existing medical or eye condition that may interfere with the surgery or the healing process. People with certain types of ophthalmic conditions may not be advised to undergo this procedure until they first have the condition corrected.


Aesthetic Goals

In most cases, eyelid surgery is performed as a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and expectations to see whether these can be fulfilled with the performance of an eyelid procedure.


Tired Appearance of the Eyes

Droopy skin around the eyelids as well as fine lines and wrinkles can make the eyes appear tired and old. Lower or upper blepharoplasty may be recommended in such cases to rejuvenate the eye appearance.


Upper Eyelids Look Puffy

Puffiness in the upper lids or under eye bags can be minimized with eyelid surgery and a smooth and youthful appearance of the eyelids can be restored.


Saggy Skin in the Upper Lids

Loose skin in the upper eyelid area can create wrinkles and folds, and may even cause partial vision obstruction. Eyelid surgery can be used to correct these conditions.


Age and Other Factors

The plastic surgeon will take into account the following factors:


Patient’s Age

The candidate should ideally be above the age of 18 to receive eyelid surgery. Although most candidates for this surgery are above the age of 30, some patients may need it earlier if the condition of baggy or droopy eyelids runs in the family.


General Health

The surgeon will consider both physical and emotional health of the candidate before recommend eyelid surgery. The candidate should not have any such health condition that can increase the risk of surgery or delay recovery.


Reasonable Expectations

An ideal candidate for blepharoplasty will have a positive mindset, clear cosmetic goals and reasonable expectations. The candidate should be clear about what the procedure can or cannot do for them.


Medical Considerations

Patients suffering from glaucoma, dry eye, diabetes or high blood pressure may be prevented from undergoing blepharoplasty until their condition is reversed. People who have inadequate orbital structure may also be declared unsuitable. Dr. Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas for blepharoplasty.


To learn more about cosmetic treatment and procedures or to schedule a consultation by Cleveland Ohio area plastic surgeon, Dr. Bram Kaufman, please contact us at 1-216-778-2245 or click here.

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