Have you noticed your eyes looking tired or droopy lately? Some people naturally have more skin on their eyelids while others may start to notice these issues as they age. Many of the patients we see are surprised to find out that there is a simple surgical solution to droopy eyelids and tired-looking eyes. The procedure, called a blepharoplasty, can be performed as a simple in-office procedure under local anesthetic, and for some it can change the way they see and the way they look.
Eyelid Surgery Can Be Cosmetic or Functional
Some patients come to see Dr. Davis because they just don't like the way their eyes look anymore. Others are concerned about their line of sight. Droopy eyelids can become so severe that they begin to interfere with vision. If you've experienced this in the past or are experiencing it now, we can help.
Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed on just the upper lids, just the lower lids or on both eyelids. In most cases, extra skin is removed from the upper eyelids and tissue is removed from the lower lids to improve the appearance of puffy or swollen eyes. Because the scar can be hidden in the crease of the eyelid, there's often no visible evidence of the surgery.
Blepharoplasty Is Not as Scary as It Seems
Most of Dr. Davis' patients are also surprised at how much easier the surgery is than they thought it would be. Because of the location around the eyes, it's one of those procedures that often causes a lot of anxiety beforehand. In fact, many people put the surgery off for months and even years because they are worried about the procedure itself. Then, after they finally take the leap, they rave about how much easier it was than they thought and how they wish they had done it sooner.
If you're interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or have any questions, please call us at the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center at 817-778-4444.