Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, involves tightening the eyelids to remove drooping skin or excess fat. It's one of the most popular procedures we perform at the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center. Weakened muscle tone and stretching or drooping eyelid skin are natural parts of aging. This can cause the eyes to appear tired or worn. For some, the drooping can be so severe that it can interfere with their vision.
Many doctors offer this surgery, including ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons and even ear, nose and throat specialists. Dr. Davis specializes in eyes. As an ophthalmologist, her priority is the health and function of your eyes. The eyes are very complex, and removing too much skin can cause serious problems with both function and aesthetics.
When too much skin is removed from the upper eyelids during surgery, it can make it impossible for the eyes to close all the way. This can lead to complications with dry eyes, which can be both uncomfortable and extremely damaging to the health of the eye. Another complication that can occur when surgery is too aggressive is that the nerves responsible for blinking can be damaged. Your eyes count on their ability to blink efficiently in order to keep them properly lubricated.
These are just a few of the complications that can occur when a doctor specializes in only the cosmetic angle of this surgery. If you're looking for a surgeon who understands to cosmetic aspect of the surgery but keeps the function and health of your eyes at the forefront of all she does, call Dr. Davis today at Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center for more information at 817-778-4444.