Are You a Candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?


For cosmetic surgery you should be healthy, should have reasonable expectations and you should know the risks of the procedure. People who are obese, smoke or drink too much of alcohol may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery. In this case your surgeon may ask you to make some changes before surgery like: he may ask you to quit smoking for two to four weeks before and after surgery. This can give you a chance to heal properly. Planning cosmetic surgery in India is very affordable.


Making the Decision to Have Cosmetic Surgery:

Planning for a cosmetic surgery itself is a big decision. Before deciding for a cosmetic surgery one should ask these questions to themselves;

  • Can surgery really give me the look I want?
  • Am I expecting surgery to improve my social skills or job prospects?
  • Am I expecting the surgery to improve my relationship?
  • Am I considering cosmetic surgery for myself or to please someone else?
  • Am I expecting the surgery to change my life as well as my appearance?
  • How long have I thought about this surgery?
  • Did anything specific set off this desire?
  • What is my current life situation?
  • Why am I thinking about surgery now?
  • Are there other ways I can achieve the results I want?

One should not think that cosmetic surgery will help you to improve your relationship, social situations or work as it may go wrong.

Chin implant: You can plan to have a chin implant if you have a weak chin or your chin is not balanced with your nose. If you have an abnormal dental bite and require jaw realignment, then you are not a good candidate for chin implant. You should be able to accept the risk that can come along with the surgery like: implant could become infected, it can be rejected by your body, or it can shift to an abnormal position requiring more surgery.

Facial Implants: For this surgery your skin should be elastic and flexible and you should not be overweight. The risk in this surgery includes skin loss, scarring, numbness, partial facial paralysis etc.

Nasal surgery: You can go in for a nose job if your nose is large, crooked that is droopy or has a bump. If you have thick skin, or you are a child, or play contact sports then you are not eligible for a nose surgery. There is 15% to 20% possibility that additional surgery may be needed for best results.

Eyelid surgery: You can plan eyelid surgery if you have droopy eyelids, bags, or puffiness around your eyes. You cannot plan eyelid surgery for reasons like dark circles, fine lines, or crow’s feet. One must accept the risk of blindness which is rare, dry eyes, visible scars, and eyelid pulling which can cause eye irritation.

Final Verdict:

Yes, anyone can plan a cosmetic surgery but with the acceptance of its risks. There are rare chances that the surgery may go wrong. The surgery or the implant should be accepted by your body then only the implant will give fruitful result. Before going for a cosmetic surgery one must take a suggestion from a councillor or the surgeon itself. So that you are clear with your expectation with the surgery. You should clear all your doubts before you go under the knife to avoid further complication. If you wish to undergo this surgery for yourself, and to make yourself beautiful for yourself then you should go in for a counselling first and after that draw a conclusion. Because after the surgery you cannot expect everything to function naturally.










Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?


The eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure for improving the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or if you are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, then the eyelid surgery can help rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

eye-lid-surgerySpecifically, the eyelid surgery can treat the following:

  • Excess fatty deposits which appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin which creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid and in some cases impair the vision
  • Drooping lower eyelids which reveal the white below the iris
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkls of the lower eyelids
  • Over time, the skin stretches, creases, sags and folds. Though it is a natural ageing effect, it can be a medical problem when it happens to your eyelids as it can severely limit the peripheral or side vision
  • Sagging eyelids that don’t just make you look younger but also affect your vision

Fortunately, the eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure done to remove the excess tissues and lifting the skin. This is a procedure done without a knife as we use the radio frequency to excise the excessive skin and not a scalpel. This is an important distinction as there is little to no bleeding.

The Causes of Sagging Eyelids

There are many causes of sagging eyelids such as it may be a genetic predisposition in the family. Sometimes, the lifestyle and environment can cause this problem. People who work outside for many years may experience drooping eyelids.

Another contributing factor is age as over a period of time, the movements we make with our eyes such as squinting, blinking and facial expressions take their toll. The facial ageing begins with crow’s feet and wrinkles on the side of the eyes which start to extend across the lower eyelid and into the upper eyelid. The skin becomes lax and the muscles begin to weaken, eventually the eyes will have a hooded appearance. The lower eyelids also being to sag and create permanent bags which cause the person to appear tired all the time. At first you may notice that the sagging eyelids interfere with your vision. This is a gradual process which happen over a period of time.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Most patients request their eyelids to be corrected as their eyes look closed and tired and they are also losing their superior visual fields described as hooding. The patients may mention that the skin on the upper lid presses right on their lashes. The doctor will first conduct a visual field test with and without a tape. This is a map of the peripheral vision using a machine to measure the visual field. Patients are tested twice. During the second time, the lids will be taped up simulating post-surgical results. The doctor will take the ocular photos of the eyelids individually as well as together.

If the medical diagnosis for sagging eyelids is made, then the office contacts the patient’s insurance to get clearance for their eyelid surgery. This insurance will cover the operation as long as the problem is interfering with the vision of the patient.

The surgical procedure is actually not length as it takes only about 20 minutes. Patients will be sedated and will be need transportation back home. Although a certain degree of swelling is normal. The patients are given an antibiotic ointment and instructions in order to apply an icepack. They may be able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days. The white dissolvable sutures will be used to minimize any scarring. A post-op appointment will be there at 5 to 7 days after the procedure and a second post-op appointment will be done to evaluate the final results.

When Eyelid Surgery Is Not Recommended

However, not everyone is a candidate for eyelid surgery as good health is a prerequisite.