Eyelid Surgery

Thursday, December 16th, 2010 No Commented
Categorized Under: Vision

Eyelid surgery is a simple procedure that addresses those sagging or puffy eyelids. Increasingly as we age our eyelids begin to sag down over our eyes. Generally, this is genetically linked, as some people suffer more than others from this frustrating occurrence.

If you suffer from eyelids that show your age, alter your appearance or even hinder your vision, eyelid surgery is an easy way to address the issue. It is a simple procedure that can do wonders when it comes to making you look younger. Unlike facelifts, surgical procedures on your eyes have a relatively quick turn around time. Depending on how much tissue is taken from your eyes, you could be back to work in a couple of days.

It is important to note that the procedure is not just limited to the tissue above your eyes. Some patients will have tissue removed from below their eyes as well. Normally, removing the extraneous under eye tissue can be done by the same doctor during the initial procedure. So, if you are one of those people with very puffy under eyes, address this with your surgeon as well.

The surgical procedure on your eyes is a very subtle way of making yourself look younger. When you choose to have the puffiness or sagginess or your eyes addressed, you are merely updating your look. With reconstructive procedures and some brow or facelifts, you may feel you are altering your appearance. Looking like a different person is not what you are going for by updating your eyes.

The procedure merely takes away years of sun damage and stress by removing the tissue or weight that has gathered around your eye. Over many years, the skin around your eyes becomes weaker and less elastic. Eventually creams and special eye make-up do nothing to affect the puffiness. Yet, surgical procedures can reverse the aging, stress and sun damage very quickly.

If you are curious about how eyelid surgery may affect your life, chat with your doctor to get a referral to a local plastic surgeon. They should be able to recommend a quality surgeon known for updating eyes. Talk with the surgeon about cost and what to expect from the procedure. They will be able to go through the process with you step-by-step.

Your doctor may tell you that you need the procedure for other reasons beyond updating your appearance. If sagging eyelids are hindering your vision, then having the surgical procedure done becomes less elective and more necessary. If your eyelids are affecting the way you drive, read or work, the procedure should become a top priority. In fact, in some cases, if you can prove the procedure is for medical reasons, you can receive help from your insurance company to cover the cost.

Eyelid surgery doesn’t have to be a face altering or life changing experience. It is an easy way to address those frustrating, saggy eyes.