Upper Eyelid Lift at Age 20
A 20-year old patient asked us: Am I too young for blepharoplasty?
With any cosmetic procedure, the patient goals, motivation and anatomy have to be considered first. The age is really secondary. In rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, age is an important consideration. For the eyelids, enhancing the definition and appearance of the eyes can be a valid goal for a 20 year old. Age related changes are obviously not the concern.
A consultation with an experienced facial cosmetic surgeon will help in discussing concerns, goals and possible treatment options. Risks associated with an eyelid lift need to be discussed, too.
Upper blepharoplasty is commonly performed in many people of Asian heritage in order to achieve a more defined upper lid crease (a.k.a. double eyelid). Most Asian patients are between 18 and 30 years of age.