What is Eyelid Surgery?

eyelid-surgeryIf you are experiencing functional problems with your upper eyelids causing drooping that may be affecting your vision, a surgical procedure known as Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery could possibly correct your condition.

Eyelid Surgery is a surgical procedure performed to correct the appearance of the loose or sagging skin that can shroud or “hood” the eyes causing you to look older and tired. This surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or correct problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

What can a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery treat?

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

In general, good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for eyelid surgery
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Remember that the eyelids are part of the face. The appearance of a drooping upper lid may also be due to relaxation of the forehead skin and eyebrow. Sometimes a drooping eyelid is caused by stretching of one of the upper eyelid muscles, the levator. Dr. Jason Bailey and his staff will evaluate your anatomy thoroughly to determine the causes of your eyelid appearance, and what procedures might best remedy them.

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