Blepharoplasty or cosmetic surgery of the eyelids can significantly improve the appearance of droopy, tired looking eyes. The surgeon will carefully evaluate various factors before determining the candidacy for eyelid lift surgery.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing blepharoplasty and various other procedures. Dr. Hui provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, and surrounding locations.


The right candidates for eyelid surgery are typically adults who are bothered by the appearance of under eye bags, puffy upper lids, wrinkles and fine lines around the lower or upper eyelids, and those who suffer from partial vision obstruction due to excess fat and skin in the upper eyelids.

However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for eyelid lift procedures. Individuals suffering from certain ophthalmic and medical conditions may have to be excluded from this procedure to prevent potential harm.

Cosmetic Considerations

The eye surgeon will carefully assess the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and needs to determine their candidacy. Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.

Tired Looking Eyes: If saggy skin around the eyelids, wrinkles and fine lines are making the eyes appear older and more tired, the condition can be corrected with blepharoplasty.

Puffy Upper Eyelids: Puffiness or under eye bags can be reduced and a smoother eyelid appearance can achieved with eyelid surgery.

Loose Upper Lid skin: Excess eyelid skin in the upper eyelid area may cause wrinkled look as well as partially obstruct the vision. Such candidates can benefit from eyelid surgery.

Other Considerations

An ideal candidate for eyelid surgery should be:

Over 18 years of age: While most candidates for blepharoplasty will be above the age of 35, some patients may need it earlier if droopy or baggy eyelids run in the family.

In good general health: The candidate should not be suffering from any such health condition that can pose risk during the eyelid surgery or during recovery. Mental and emotional health should also be considered.

Have realistic expectations: A marvelous candidate will have realistic expectations from the procedure. They will know exactly what the eyelid lift procedure can or cannot do for them.

Medical Considerations

Individuals suffering from medical or ophthalmic conditions such as glaucoma and dry eye may be prevented from undergoing eyelid surgery due to higher risk of complications. Other candidates who may be excluded from receiving this procedure may be people suffering from hyperthyroidism, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure.

Individuals with lack of proper orbital anatomy or the inadequate structure to support the procedure may also be excluded from eyelid surgery. The condition of the bone and adjacent support structure may have an impact on a candidate’s suitability for eyelid surgery.

Fabulous candidates will also have a positive frame of mind, clear aesthetic goals, and a correct understanding of the potential risks and complications. They should be prepared to follow the surgeon’s pre- and post-operative care instructions in order to have a safe and successful result.

If you are looking for more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical eyelid treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eyelid Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui and live in or around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda California, Rancho Mirage call 760 610 2677 or click here to contact us.

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