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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Candidates

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Candidates | Pasadena | ChinoEyelid lift, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a fairly minor but delicate cosmetic surgery procedure because it involves the area around the eyes. The surgeon will objectively assess the fitness of the candidate before going ahead with this procedure.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides eyelid surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive eyelid surgery from Dr. Lin.



Remarkable candidates for eyelid surgery will typically be healthy adults who are bothered by the appearance of aging signs such as fine lines and folds around the lower or upper eyelids, puffiness in the upper lids or under eye bags. Eyelid cosmetic surgery procedure is also appropriate for candidates who experience partial vision obstruction due to droopy skin and fat in the upper lids.

To determine candidacy, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s past health records and check whether they suffer from any untreated medical or eye condition that may post risk during or after the surgery. Individuals suffering from certain types of ophthalmic conditions may have to first undergo treatment before they can be considered as candidates for an eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Characteristics

Eyelid surgery is usually performed as an aesthetic procedure. The surgeon will assess the patient’s personal cosmetic goals and aspirations to determine whether an eyelid procedure would be suitable to meet those goals.

The following characteristics will be considered for candidacy:

Tired Appearance of the Eyes

Fine lines, wrinkles and saggy skin around the eyelids can make the eyes appear old and tired. The surgeon may recommend lower or upper blepharoplasty for such candidates to rejuvenate the eye appearance.


Upper Eyelids Look Puffy

Under eye bags or puffiness in the upper lids can be mitigated with eyelid surgery. Candidates can achieve a youthful and smooth look of the eyelids.


Saggy Skin in the Upper or Lower Lids

Candidates with loose skin in the upper or lower lids can look old and tired because of the wrinkles and folds. Partial vision obstruction may also occur. These conditions can be corrected with eyelid surgery.


Age and Other Factors

The following factors will also be considered by the plastic surgeon to determine candidacy:


Patient’s Age

People above the age of 18 are usually considered eligible for eyelid surgery. However, a majority of candidates will be above the age of 30. If droopiness of eyelids is due to genetic causes, the candidate may require early treatment.


General Health

The physical as well as emotional health of the candidate will be considered before the surgeon recommends blepharoplasty. It will be important to determine whether any health condition will increase the risk of surgery or delay healing.


Reasonable Expectations

A suitable candidate for eyelid surgery will have a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic priorities and realistic expectations. The candidate should know clearly what the surgery can or cannot do for them.

Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other cities and communities across the landscape for blepharoplasty.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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