Eyelid Surgery Q & A
What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a group of surgeries available at Beraja Medical Institute to widen your field of vision and correct droopy upper or lower eyelids. The procedure is primarily cosmetic, but many people get it to improve their peripheral vision too.
As you age, your skin becomes looser and droopier. Your eyelids are already some of your thinnest skin, so they’re not immune to the effects of aging. When the skin around your eyes becomes loose and wrinkled, it can droop down and make you look tired or upset. Eyelid surgery can refresh your appearance and make you look happier, more awake, and downright more approachable.
What can eyelid surgery fix?
The team at Beraja Medical Institute offers several types of eyelid surgery to fix drooping skin around your eyes. They can specifically design your eyelid surgery to treat one or both of these problems:
Droopy lower eyelids
Droopy lower eyelids, or ectropion, can do more than just make you look exhausted. Having droopy lower eyelids is associated with dry eyes, itching and burning, and persistent teariness. If general dry eyes treatment doesn’t work to relieve your symptoms, your provider might recommend eyelid surgery.
Droopy upper eyelids
There are several types of upper eyelid drooping that eyelid surgery can correct. While they typically don’t cause irritation, burning, or dryness, they can obstruct your peripheral view. You might have eyebrow or lid ptosis (drooping) or blepharochalasis (stretching of your eyelid skin).
What types of eyelid surgery are available?
To correct your drooping upper or lower eyelids, the team at Beraja Medical Institute performs an upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both. They give you an intravenous sedative and local anesthesia to keep you numb throughout the surgery. During either procedure, they make incisions along the natural contours of your eyelids to minimize scarring:
If you’re getting an upper and lower blepharoplasty, your surgeon works on your upper eyelids first. They remove excess skin and fat from the upper lid and use a fibrin glue to close the incision. The glue minimizes swelling and bruising.
For a lower blepharoplasty, your surgeon may make an incision on the inside of your lower lid or just below the lashes. They remove excess skin and fat before stretching the lower lid into place.
To discuss blepharoplasty options with an expert ophthalmologist, call Beraja Medical Institute or request your appointment online today.
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