Blepharoplasty: The Eyelid Surgery That Could Take Years Off Your Appearance
- Posted on: Nov 20 2011
It’s no secret that our eyes say a lot about us. So, what are your eyes saying about you? If you’re one of the thousands of Americans who experience drooping and sagging eyelids, yours may be saying the wrong thing.
As we age, the eyelids tend to loosen and sag. Although this is a normal part of the aging process, many woman and men become distressed as their eyelids lose their youthful tone and shape. For others, this problem can be more than simply cosmetic. Sagging eyelids can often interfere with a person’s visual field, causing reduced peripheral vision. Thankfully, there’s blepharoplasty to combat these issues. Never heard of blepharoplasty? Read on to learn more about this common and time-tested surgery.
So, What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty—also known as an eyelid lift—is a surgery used to correct drooping eyelids by removing excess skin, fat and muscle. This is an outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout.
While not everyone is a candidate for eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is often the best option for patients suffering from:
- Folded, sagging or loose eyelids
- Eyelids that are interfering with vision
- Bags under the eyes
- Fat deposits in the upper eyelids
Eyelid surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, eyelid surgery ranked as the third most common plastic surgery in America, with over 200,000 blepharoplasty procedures performed in 2010 alone.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Don’t let drooping eyelids age you prematurely or interfere with your vision. You can do something about it. Contact us today and learn more about Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery). Our offices are located in Winchester, serving Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Book your appointment at (540) 722-6200.