Alert !
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
Important information about our office’s precautionary measures
For your convenience, we are currently offering Virtual Consultations. Call 212-734-4442 or Click to Schedule.
(212) 734 4488

718 661 4580
New Jersey
201 947 3636
Get Directions

Are there any age restrictions for undergoing blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, an eyelid surgery, is generally performed on patients who are well into their 30s or even in their 40s. However, in a technical sense, this surgery can be performed at any age. There are no specific age restrictions for undergoing blepharoplasty. In rare cases, five or six year old kids may also need to undergo the surgery because they have a problem opening the upper eyelid area.

Recovering from Eyelid Surgery

In some cases, lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be performed on younger patients who are in their late teens. At this age, the patient may just need to have the bulging fat removed from the area, but not any skin. The fat removal incision can be made inside the eyelid, and not outside of the eyelid. This ensures that there is no external scar left after the blepharoplasty procedure.

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are patients in good physical health. At the same time, the patients must have realistic expectations from the procedure they are about to receive. In some cases, patients may need this surgery not out of cosmetic considerations, but because they are unable to see properly. Drooping eyelids can sometimes obstruct the patient’s vision and this can be corrected with the blepharoplasty procedure.

Patients who suffer from dry eyes, which mean that they have an inadequate production of tears, are not good candidates for this type of surgery. Furthermore, patients with severe medical conditions, advanced conditions of hypertension, diabetes, blood circulation disorders, heart disease, and thyroid problems may not be well suited for this procedure either.

It is very important that the patient does provide their accurate medical history to the surgeon prior to the procedure, preferably during the first consultation. This will help the surgeon to evaluate the candidate and determine the right approach he will need to take to perform the surgery.

Back to Eyelift Home Page

Share this Article:

This book will give you many useful tips, so you can make better choices toward preventing chronic diseases and living a longer, healthier life.

Learn More About Let It Flow

V-Line Surgery

Jaw reduction, Chin implant, Chin Shaping
This procedure involves establishing a V-shape contour of the lower face by modifying the jaw line.

V-Line Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Facial Implant of Asian Patients

by Edmund Kwan, M.D.

Read the Journal

What our patients say


Dear Dr. Kwan, It's been six weeks since I had my over four procedures done and the results are all amazing. I am especially impressed with my tummy tuck. No matter how much I exercised I could never achieve the abs I wanted. It's only six weeks and my scar is already fading. My clothes all fit incredibly well now and I am a true 32 waste!

I can't wait until the summer to show off my abs. You are amazingly gifted and an artist as well. I am so glad I was recommended to you from my dermatologist.

In addition, your staff is extremely professional and is very knowledgeable about the pre and post operative procedures. I was also very impressed in the number of follow up calls I received after my surgery to check my status. Thanks for everything...
More Reviews
Best Plastic Surgeon NYC, Edmund Kwan, M.D for facelift surgery
Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr Kwan is committed to performing non surgical and surgical procedures to help his patients restore a more youthful appearance with natural and beautiful results. Connect with Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D. on Linkedin