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Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider Eyelid Surgery

More than 100,000 people choose to have eyelid surgery every year. The procedure, known as blepharoplasty, involves the removal of surplus fat, muscle, and skin from both the upper and lower eyelids.

For many patients, the surgery redefines the eyes’ contour and reduces the appearance of dark circles and fine lines around the eyes. Blepharoplasty also brightens your look when swollen, puffy, and drooping lids cause an aged, tired appearance.

Here at The Aesthetic Surgery Center, our renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Elliott H. Rose, provides expert eyelid surgery to for cosmetic reasons or to correct eyelid problems that interfere with your vision and eye function.

Let’s delve into some noncosmetic benefits of eyelid surgery.

Enhanced vision

One of the primary noncosmetic reasons for undergoing eyelid surgery is to improve vision that’s obstructed by sagging or drooping eyelids. Excess skin and fatty tissue in the upper eyelids can weigh them down, causing a significant visual impairment. 

Removing the excess tissue through eyelid surgery restores a clear line of sight. You get improved overall vision, including peripheral vision.

Easing of functional problems

Excess skin and sagging eyelids can lead to functional impairments such as difficulty opening or closing your eyes fully. This can result in eye discomfort, fatigue, and even headaches, particularly if you have severe drooping eyelids, or ptosis. Eyelid surgery can correct these functional problems, allowing for improved eyelid movement and comfort.

Treatment of eyelid conditions

Eyelid surgery also serves as an effective treatment for various eyelid conditions. For example, people with ectropion (outward turning of the eyelid) or entropion (inward turning of the eyelid) may benefit from surgical correction to prevent eye irritation, tearing, and potential damage to the cornea. Similarly, eyelid surgery can address eyelid tumors or cysts.

Cosmetic benefits that impact confidence

Even when the primary goal of eyelid surgery is to improve your appearance, the surgery has effects beyond just your physical looks. Eliminating excess skin and fat deposits from the eyelids can rejuvenate the eyes, imparting a more youthful and refreshed appearance. You end up feeling more confident and energetic following eyelid surgery.

Correction of congenital abnormalities

Some people are born with congenital eyelid abnormalities, such as ptosis or eyelid malformations. These conditions can affect both your appearance and function, potentially impacting your self-esteem and quality of life. Dr. Rose has the experience and training to perform eyelid surgery to correct congenital anomalies.

Eyelid surgery has a powerfully transformative effect on your appearance, but the benefits go beyond aesthetic enhancements. Whether you’re seeking relief from visual obstruction, functional impairments, or eyelid conditions, you can find both aesthetic and functional solutions through eyelid surgery. 

If you're experiencing visual obstruction, functional impairments, or other eyelid conditions, contact our team for an assessment. Call the Aesthetic Surgery Center today with questions, or use our website to book your virtual or in-person consultation.

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