Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid lift surgery: a surgical procedure that can be used to improve your vision and/or enhance the appearance of your face. When excessive skin or fat develops over or under the eye, it can restrict your vision and give you a tired or aging appearance. Blepharoplasty is a simple and effective surgical procedure that can correct hooding of the upper eyelids and puffiness of the lower eyelids and take years off of your appearance.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery is designed to enhance your appearance and to improve your daily comfort and safety by correcting a visual obstruction from hooding of your upper eyelids. In some cases, it is deemed “medically necessary” and may be paid in part or in full by your health insurance provider.
Eyelid surgery is accomplished by removing excess tissue and muscle suspension from either your upper or lower eyelids, or re-forming of the eyes’ natural shape. During this procedure, corners of the eyes can be elevated to achieve an elegant look. Expression muscles can also be strengthened to erase wrinkles and tone can be added to provide a more vibrant and refreshed appearance.
Typically, the eyelid lift operation is performed under local anesthesia and lasts between one to two hours. Sometimes, if preferred, the surgery can be performed under general anesthesia and may last up to three hours. Most patients are able to return to normal business and social activities in as little as four days.
If you have obstructed vision due to hooding of the upper eyelids or if you have a tired or aging appearance due to puffiness under the eyes, you may be a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery. Talk to an experienced, board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in your local area to find out if Blepharoplasty makes sense for you.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
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