115 East 61St Street, New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 832-5456

How do I know if I am a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

When I first meet a patient in consultation I always ask, "What is bothering you?"

If their answers are like any of the below, they are probably a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty.

  • "My eyelids are drooping."
  • "My upper eyelids are sagging"
  • "I can't put on makeup anymore without it smudging."
  • "I look tired all the time."
  • "I lost my smooth looking eyelid."

Candidates for Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

The next step is a thorough exam of the eyelids and the eyes themselves. As an oculoplastic surgeon, I am trained as an ophthalmologist and a plastic surgeon. So I examine all my patients' eyes to look for ophthalmic issues that may complicate surgery.

Some of these conditions would be dry eye, blepharitis or poor closure of the eyelids. The health of your eyes is incredibly important, especially when undertaking eyelid surgery. If I find any problems, I will treat these before proceeding with surgery.

Next, I examine the eyelids, and show you what you can expect from the surgery. I can show you an approximation of what the eyelids will look like. Then I will show you photos of patients who I have already operated on (of course only those who have given permission to share their photos). It is very important to me that my patients know exactly what to expect after surgery.

So, if you are wondering if you are a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty, the best way to know is to come and meet me in person, so I can examine your unique eyelids and give my expert opinion.

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