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Last Friday’s Facebook trivia question asked users to name the most common cosmetic surgical procedure for people aged 51-64 in 2012.  The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that the most common procedure last year among people in this age bracket was blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.

When performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, aesthetic eyelid surgery can leave individuals looking more rested, refreshed and alert.  Healthy individuals may be good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery if they have:

  1. excessive skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids,
  2. loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids,
  3. a puffy experience to the upper eyelids,
  4. excessive skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids,
  5. “bags” and “circles” under the eyes, and/or
  6. lower eyelid droopiness.

Eyelid surgery can also be combined with a brow lift or brow-lifting injections (as in the patient pictured here) for a complete eyelid rejuvenation.

 

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