5 Signs You Should Consider Eyelid Surgery

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on June 1, 2023

Blepharoplasty is a popular method of eyelid surgery that can produce incredible results. This procedure can help improve both the cosmetic appearance and functionality of your eyelids. 

Keep reading to learn five signs you should consider eyelid surgery!

You Want an Improved Appearance

As you age, your skin begins to lose its elasticity. This includes the skin above and below our eyes. 

This droopy, sagging skin makes you appear tired and have an aged expression. Everyone should have the opportunity to look the way they feel. 

Blepharoplasty accomplishes this efficiently by tightening up the skin around your eyes, rejuvenating your appearance, and allowing you to appear alert and awake once again.

Your Eyelids Are Getting in the Way of Your Vision

Droopy eyelids can be more than a cosmetic problem. Some people have eyelid skin that sags so low it impedes their vision. 

When your eyelids droop really low, they physically block the visual axis and prevent you from seeing the entire field of vision. This can be both annoying and potentially dangerous. 

Blepharoplasty is an excellent way to combat this issue, and it may even be covered under your insurance if it is considered medically necessary.    

You Are Experiencing Eye Fatigue

If your eyelids obstruct your vision, chances are your eyelid and brow muscles are working overtime to try to help you have the most full range of vision. This overworking of your muscles may even cause headaches.

A blepharoplasty improves your eyelid positioning and quality of life in many different ways.

You Don’t Feel Confident Because of Your Eyelids

The way you look can have a profound impact on the way you feel. Eyelid surgery can help form a more positive self-image. 

If you are uncomfortable with bags under your eyes or sagging skin, a blepharoplasty can quickly boost your confidence. 

You Want Long-Lasting Results

Some cosmetic treatments require repeat visits. This can get expensive very fast and may be inconvenient. 

Blepharoplasty delivers results that are long-lasting, improving your appearance for many years. In the long run, a blepharoplasty can be quite cost-effective for cosmetic surgery that you only need once.   

How Blepharoplasty Works

Blepharoplasty is a relatively short procedure and not overly complex. It is done in an outpatient setting, so you can expect to return home on the same day as the surgery. 

After a visit with the eye doctor to discuss your medical history and expectations. Then, they will likely ask you to perform some vision tests.

Once they ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure, your operation date will be set. During an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, your eye surgeon will make an incision along the fold of the eyelid. This hides any scarring that might occur. 

Then, they will remove fat and skin and might restructure some muscles. This will tighten up the skin around the eye. 

After this, the incision is closed. For the lower eye, the incision is made just below the lashes or inside the eyelid itself. 

After the blepharoplasty procedure, the staff will monitor your immediate recovery until you are ready to go home. You will receive detailed instructions on how to keep your eyelids safe during your recovery period. 

Are you interested in learning more about blepharoplasty? Schedule an appointment at Missouri Eye Institute in Branson, MO, today!


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