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Rejuvenating the Eyes with Surgery

Friday, September 15th, 2017, 2:43 am

 eyelid surgery ILOculoplastic surgery is a popular subspecialty for experienced ophthalmologists. This area of practice gives us the opportunity to help patients feel better about the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery is also sometimes warranted for functional purposes. Due to genetic, lifestyle, and age-related factors, some people experience such severe hooding of the upper eyelids that clear vision is inhibited. When eyelid surgery is medically warranted, there is little question about timing. who When concerns are primarily cosmetic, the question of timing may not be quite so obvious.

Details about Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is one of the most common oculoplastic procedures performed today. The procedure may be conducted by a cosmetic plastic surgeon, or by a trained oculoplastic surgeon, whom is also often an ophthalmologist. This outpatient procedure is carefully performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, to reduce the appearance of heaviness and hooding or under eye bags. The small incisions that are made are placed in areas where scarring if it does occur, is easily hidden.

Why Eyelid Rejuvenation may be Needed

One of the first parts of the body to show the signs of aging is the skin. This large organ is not consistent across the body. The skin around the eyes is significantly thinner than, say, the skin on the knees or the bottoms of the feet. With age, the strands of collagen that provide firmness and support to the skin gradually and progressively degrade. The weakening of superficial structures is particularly noticeable around the eyes.

When is it time for eyelid surgery?

The big question that arises for adults concerned about the appearance of their eyes is when they should take steps to correct the problem of bags and sagging. Today, we’ve got a number of injectable products and other non-surgical treatments that are capable of reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, of lifting the brows, and even of hiding under eye bags. The thing is, these solutions can only do so much. If you’ve been using injectables and other therapies for some time, and continue to feel somewhat dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes, now may be the time to consult with your eye doctor about blepharoplasty. If you are seeking longer lasting results, you may want to learn more about how surgical eyelid rejuvenation can help you.

We are happy to discuss the protocol and benefits of blepharoplasty with you during a personal consultation in our Marion Eye Center. Call 618-993-5686.

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Category: Oculoplastics Surgery

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