Are you having problems with your vision that you think can be resolved with eyelid surgery? If you are, it’s best to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation. Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, and give you a more youthful look, but can eyelid surgery help with your vision.
What exactly is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to rejuvenate the eyelids. It may be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids, and typically involves removing excess skin and fat, to make the eyelids look more youthful.
Will Eyelid Surgery Help My Vision?
Eyelid surgery can help your vision if the problem you are experiencing is caused by overhanging upper eyelid skin. The skin loses firmness and becomes less elastic with age, and these changes also affect the skin in the eye area. When the skin around the eyes is very loose, it can cause the upper eyelid skin to droop so much that it impairs peripheral vision. When this happens, upper eyelid surgery can be done to remove the excess skin, and improve vision.
Upper Eyelid surgery to improve vision
Upper eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and may be done under IV sedation or local anesthesia. The incisions for surgery are made along the lash line, and the excess skin removed. Extra eyelid fat is also removed as needed, and the incisions closed. Recovery after upper eyelid surgery takes approximately 10-14 days.
Would you like to learn more about eyelid surgery? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Wall Township, NJ area, contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Karolak for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Karolak at www.drkarolak.com, or by calling (732) 627-4822.