Eyelid skin is thinner than most other skin on the face and is often the first to show signs of aging. The skin and muscles of your eyelids and eyebrows may sag causing excess skin on your upper eyelid that can block your central and peripheral or side vision. The excess skin can also cause your forehead to get tired from trying to keep your eyes open. You can also get creases, folds, lines and wrinkles to your forehead. Other factors, such as smoking, sun damage, and wear and tear from blinking and rubbing also contribute to changes in the eyelid tissues and surrounding skin.
Blepharoplasty, also called eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the position of the skin of the upper eyelids by removing loose skin and adding or removing fat. The procedure can give your eyes a more refreshed appearance, restore a more youthful look to your face, and help improve peripheral vision. *Blepharoplasty doesn’t correct vision that needs improvement with glasses, contact lenses, cataract surgery or LASIK. Talk to your ophthalmologist about the best option for you.
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are men and women with healthy facial tissue and muscles, and realistic expectations.
When patients have realistic expectations about the surgery and closely follow their doctor’s instructions for recovery, blepharoplasty can be a very successful and rewarding procedure.
Please give us a call at (239) 936-2020 for a blepharoplasty evaluation, and find out if you would be a good candidate for the procedure.