Surgical Procedures

Should you get a Blepharoplasty? Effects of having an underlying condition.

Offering top-of-the-line cosmetic surgery options for patients who choose to rejuvenate their appearance may be our main focus, but we also offer surgical options for patients dealing with or who have dealt with certain health issues that have had an effect on their normal appearances. Even in those cases, certain underlying health issues can have considerable consequences and change the outcome of procedural results that we want to make our patients aware of – one of which is our Blepharoplasty procedure and individuals dealing with thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves’ diseases.

First of all, let’s jump into what a Blepharoplasty is – a Blepharoplasty, or more widely known as an eyelid lift, can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids and is a procedure in which excess skin and fat around the eyes are removed, opening the eyes and reducing the tired/drooping appearance. As we age, excess tissue typically occurs around the eyes as your eyelid skin stretches and the muscle underneath weakens. As a result, the fat surrounding the eye may also begin to bulge causing sagging upper lids and bags under the eyes. This can give the impression of being tired or overworked even when you are well-rested…

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With that said, thyroid eye disease can cause swelling (typically associated with excess skin/fat around the eye), degeneration, and possibly eyelid retraction – in which the eyelids are pulled away from the front of the eye. If that’s the case, you may not be a good candidate for surgery.

Patients with these concerns may benefit from a Blepharoplasty, but they must be evaluated by an expert in order to obtain the safest and most successful operation possible. That is why we always suggest scheduling a consultation with our expert double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne, so that he can gain a better understanding of your goals and past health history to decide on the best plan of action to alleviate your concerns. And at times, eyelid issues may be temporary and may not require surgery; another reason to consult a professional before moving forward.

If you are one of these individuals suffering from eyelid problems of any sort, we invite you to contact our office to schedule a personalized, confidential consultation with our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jason Champagne. During your consultation, Dr. Champagne will address your goals and answer any questions you may have regarding blepharoplasty and how you may benefit from the procedure.

Jason Champagne,M.D.

9400 Brighton Way, Penthouse Suite
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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