One common facial cosmetic procedure done is eyelid surgery, also known blepharoplasty. This is a procedure done on either the upper or lower lids to help reduce the signs of aging. As we get older, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and sag. In the face, this happens to the eyelids, particularly the upper eyelid, which makes one appear old and even affect and obstruct one’s vision. Additionally, when the skin underneath the eyes begin to sag, it causes the appearance of puffy “bags” under the eyes, which gives off the appearance of being tired, old and sad.
Eyelid surgery is a relatively simple outpatient procedure available for patients to help rectify these issues and restore a more youthful appearance. However, in addition to its cosmetic benefits, there are functional benefits to eyelid surgery in Orange County that are also important to note. The following are some of the functional benefits of eyelid surgery:
Improve Your Line of Sight
Eyelid surgery helps to remove extra deposits of skin and tissue that form on the eyelid, causing it to droop and impair your line of vision. By removing the deposits and lifting the eyelid, your line of sight is expanded and helps allow for improved vision.
Repair Tear Duct System
During eyelid surgery, the tear drainage system—also known as a nasolacrimal duct system—can be repaired and any blockage corrected. When your eyes are not properly able to excrete and drain years, it can lead to recurring eye infections and infections of the tear sac.
Restore Structure & Function of the Face
Eyelid surgery helps to repair and restore the overall structure and function of the eyelids, which then results in the correction of other areas of the face. For example, the natural tendency for those with saggy eyelids is to use the muscles in their forehead to open the eyes and lift the eyebrows and lids up. By removing the deposits and reducing the saggy eyelids, the face can now relax and the muscles do not need to be unnecessarily strained.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Eyelid surgery in Orange County is a relatively quick and simple procedure. It’s typically an outpatient procedure performed with external incisions along the natural creases of the upper lids or below the eyelashes of the lower lid. It can typically take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to complete this procedure. Patients typically experience swelling and puffiness that subsides after a couple of days. Outside of that, the recovery process is within one to two weeks. While the results are immediate, patients are usually advised to rest the eyelids to give them ample enough time to heal and stabilize.
Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is perfect for anyone that is experiencing vision impairment due to saggy upper eyelids or if they are generally noticing that the skin above or below the eyes have become loose and droopy. As with most procedures, reviewing your specific goals and concerns with a license and experience surgeon is the best way to determine whether or not eyelid surgery is right or not for you. The doctor will review your particular medical history and what concerns you have with respect to eyelid surgery to determine whether or not eyelid surgery will benefit you and help you achieve the functional and cosmetic goals you seek.
If you have loose skin above your eyes or bags under your eyes and would like to restore a more youthful appearance, contact us today at 1-866-997-2020 to schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss whether or not eyelid surgery in Orange County is right for you. Dr. Omar Ozgur is a board certified doctor and is trained in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.