The 4-1-1 On Eyelid Surgery

Posted: Sep 05, 2021 by The Eye Center
Filed under: eyelid, surgery

Quality vision is one of the few things in life that are without compromise. Comorbidities such as retinopathy can cause your eyelids to sink or sag, which can impair vision as well as affect self-esteem. There are many methods available to correct eyelid maladies ranging from non-invasive to full-on surgical. Which one is right for you?

Diagnosis is the beginning step in this decision. Get a clear diagnosis from your ophthalmologist, or other qualified medical professionals. Receiving the most comprehensive and accurate diagnosis will help to determine corrective options. Which might require consulting with a team of specialists.

What Groups Have The Best Eyelid Surgery Outcomes?

Eyelid surgery is typically suggested for healthy individuals aged 35 years or older. Those who have a general idea of their intended surgery outcome are typically more satisfied.

It is suggested that those with dry eyes, high blood pressure, thyroid conditions, diabetes, heart problems, and Graves disease talk to their surgeon before the procedure. These diseases impose higher risk rates. Problems with the retina such as glaucoma and detached retina should be consulted with an ophthalmologist before scheduling your surgery. Be well informed of specific risks related to having eyelid surgery with these conditions.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Once the proper diagnosis is made, and eyelid surgery is proposed as a viable remedy, it is time to schedule your appointment.

Eyelid surgery is called blepharoplasty and is the surgical removal of extra fat and skin around the eyelid. The goal of this surgery is not to remove wrinkles, but to correct the droop of upper lids, and reduce the puffy look of lower lids.

Most surgical procedures last less than three hours and can use several types of anesthesia. After corrective incisions are made, extremely fine structures are put in place to close up the wound. Bandages may also be used on top of them.

Make an informed decision that has been carefully discussed between you, your loved ones, and your physician to determine if eyelid surgery is the corrective measure for you.


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