What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
If you’re looking to improve your appearance and improve the way you look, then you should definitely consider blepharoplasty. This cosmetic procedure can help you enhance the way you see yourself and can also help you enhance the way your eyes appear to people.
Eyelid surgery is the surgical procedure for correcting defects, imperfections, and deformities of the upper and lower eyelids; and of the eyes overall. Blepharoplasty surgery is used to reshape, adjust, or improve the appearance of the eyes and upper and lower eyelid area. The eyelid is the single most important feature of the human eye. Improperly shaped or drooping eyelids can result in a person’s inability to see clearly at night or can result in pain during the day.
Upper and lower eyelid surgery, also called rhytidectomy, can correct drooping upper and lower eyelid corners, as well as an underdeveloped or enlarged lower lid. These problems can often be corrected through simple exercises. A surgeon can create a completely natural looking lower eyelid by creating an opening over the lower corner of the eye using a laser. The excess skin is then removed and the area is stitched together to create a seamless new appearance.
Upper and lower eyelid surgeries can also correct misalignment of upper and lower eyelids. Many individuals have eyelids that are either too long or too narrow, which can result in a person’s inability to see at night. When this occurs, the individual may experience difficulty in opening and closing their eyes while sleeping. These problems can also cause eye irritation during the day when working, playing, or just watching television. An upper lid lift will not only enhance a patient’s appearance, but it will increase comfort during the day. The doctor will use special tools to remove excess skin from the upper lid and replace it with a synthetic or natural-looking material, which is much easier to clean and maintain.
Cosmetic surgery procedures such as blepharoplasty are sometimes used to improve the appearance of the eyes and the overall appearance of a face. Sometimes the eye area will be enlarged or a part of an eye will be altered. For example, the patient may have a raised eyelid, drooping corners, a crooked upper lid, or an abnormal size of the eyelid. Another common cosmetic surgery used to alter the upper and lower eyelid area of an eye is astigmatic epi-lasik. This treatment uses lasers to reshape the cornea and create a more natural appearance to an eye. It is also used to correct myopia or nearsightedness. Some patients have excessive fat deposits, drooping or wrinkled eyes, or other conditions that may contribute to their inability to properly view objects.
Blepharoplasty can significantly change the appearance of a patient’s overall appearance and how other people perceive him or her. In many cases the procedure will also result in a more youthful appearance of the eye and increased self confidence. It is often done after cosmetic surgery to reduce eye strain and to help reduce the risk of serious complications and possible vision loss.