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Are You A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 13:40

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

As with any surgical procedure, there are certain factors that make you a suitable candidate:

  • good health
  • good muscle tone under your eyes (if considering lower-lid surgery)
  • healthy skin with no serious sun damage
  • an understanding that the procedure will not eliminate further signs of aging
  • an understanding that the procedure cannot correct crow's feet, fine wrinkles under your eyes, or severely sagging brows

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