If you’re looking for eyelid-related plastic surgery, our Bryn Mawr, PA-based Cirillo Center for Plastic Surgery recommends blepharoplasty—but you may also be wondering about the best age to get the procedure done.

Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. The surgery can be done to address various cosmetic and functional issues, such as sagging skin, puffiness, wrinkles, and drooping of the eyelids, which can make you look tired and older.

The best age for choosing blepharoplasty depends on several factors, including your overall health, the appearance of your eyelids, and your personal goals. While there’s no specific age that is ideal for everyone, there are some general guidelines that can help you determine if you’re ready for blepharoplasty surgery.

One of the key factors to consider is your overall health. If you have any medical conditions that affect your eyes or if you take a medication that may interact with the procedure, you may need to wait until these issues have resolved before having surgery. Additionally, if you have any allergies or if you’re prone to excessive bleeding, you should discuss these conditions with us.

Another factor to consider is the appearance of your eyelids. If you’re noticing that your upper eyelids are starting to sag, or if your lower eyelids are puffing or drooping, you may be a good candidate. It’s important to keep in mind that the procedure is not designed to correct crow’s feet, but rather to address specific issues with the eyelids.

In general, if you’re considering blepharoplasty, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the procedure when you’re in your 50s or older. By this age, many people start to notice changes they would like to address in the appearance of their eyelids. That said, the procedure can be performed at any age, as long as you’re in good health and you have realistic expectations about the results. We will assess your individual situation and help you determine if blepharoplasty is right for you.

Thinking of having plastic surgery to address unwanted changes to the eyelids? Our team at the Cirillo Center for Plastic Surgery can explain more. Call us at 610.672.0500 or fill out a contact form.

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland