Do My Drooping Eyelids Need Blepharoplasty?


Do My Drooping Eyelids Need Blepharoplasty?

As we age, the eyes are the first place to exhibit signs of getting older with wrinkles and excess skin. Both men and women may feel that drooping eyelids or bags under the eyes make them look older than their true age. Blepharoplasty is the eyelid surgery for those aging eyes. This specialized surgical procedure can be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. Blepharoplasty can be performed for either medical reasons, functional problems with the eyelids, or cosmetic for patients wanting a smoother, well-rested look surrounding the eyes. In either case, upper and lower lid blepharoplasty helps the eyes look winder, rounder and younger

Blepharoplasty is the ideal procedure for drooping eyelids. Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids that involves repairing droopy eyelids and, if necessary, removing skin, muscle and fat to improve vision and rejuvenate the appearance of the eye. Drooping eyelids may seem like a cosmetic issue, but severe drooping or sagging can impact your vision. Dermatochalasis is the medical term for excessive skin on the eyelid and ptosis is the medical term for the eye condition that causes drooping of the eyelids. For ptosis, surgery involves the tightening of the levator muscle to properly raise the eyelids. Drooping eyelids need blepharoplasty so that you no longer have to tilt your head back or raise your eyebrows to have a better field of vision. Tension headaches and migraines are common for those with drooping eyelids. Blepharoplasty can not only improve appearance but aid vision and overall quality of life. 

If you are wondering if your drooping eyelids need blepharoplasty surgery, contact David W. Allison, MD. We can perform routine testing to determine if this procedure is right for you. Candidates include those who are experiencing sagging of the upper or lower eyelids, trouble seeing due to low-hanging eyelids and those who find it difficult to keep their eyes open because of heavy eyelids.

Restore and refresh the appearance of your drooping eyelids today by contacting David W. Allison, MD at 703-754-8228 or WEBSITE for a blepharoplasty consultation. 

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