How Blepharoplasty Surgery Can Improve Your Vision
Blepharoplasty surgery at Forma Plastic Surgery is popular for removing excess tissue from the lower or upper eyelids. While many turn to this procedure for a more youthful look, others can greatly improve their range of vision. But if you want to move forward with this procedure, it is important to know what to expect from surgery.
Excess tissue around the eyes causes a wide range of problems in patients, including vision loss. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are proud to offer eyelid surgery to address what can be a life-changing concern. Call to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation in Scottsdale, AZ, and see if this treatment is right for you.
Why is excess skin around the eyes a problem?
The skin around the eyes is very thin and delicate. Factors like age and collagen loss cause this skin to lose elasticity, leading to the formation of sagging skin. Excess fatty deposits may also droop down over the eyelid and cause vision issues. This is a particularly difficult problem when reading, driving, or performing other activities that require clear vision. Now, solutions like blepharoplasty are available to remove the excess tissue and open up your field of vision.
What is a blepharoplasty procedure like?
A board-certified plastic surgeon is a great resource for understanding what goes into eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both depending on your skin and desired results. Forma Plastic Surgery can perform an assessment and create a surgical plan tailored to your unique needs in Scottsdale, AZ.
Patients who want to improve their vision may only require upper eyelid surgery. In contrast, those who want to look less tired or aged will benefit from lower eyelid surgery as well. Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed at the same time for the best possible results.
During surgery, we create thin incisions along natural creases. This allows for optimal healing and hides any future scarring. Incisions are then carefully closed with sutures. Sutures may need to be removed 5 – 7 days post-procedure, but our staff can discuss further details during your consultation.
What results will I get from blepharoplasty?
Most patients at Forma Plastic Surgery report excellent results after eyelid surgery. In addition to greatly improved vision, patients look and feel younger while enjoying a new boost of confidence. The skin around the eyes appears smoother and more defined. It is also easier to apply makeup and other cosmetics.
How long do blepharoplasty results last?
The results of blepharoplasty are considered long-lasting, and many patients enjoy their new look for years if they continue to take care of their skin. Natural aging and sun exposure may cause the eyelids to sag, so it is important to follow a healthy skin care routine and use sunscreen daily. Forma Plastic Surgery can offer touch-up treatments and procedures to maintain your new results as needed.
See more clearly with upper eyelid surgery
Excess tissue on the upper eyelids can cause vision problems and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery have helped many people in Scottsdale, AZ achieve their goals with blepharoplasty. Call today to learn about this procedure and how we help patients see more clearly.