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What Is Blepharoplasty?

April 24, 2018

The eyes are often called” the windows of the soul” because they can also make us look angry, tired, and sad and affect the way we are seen by others. The area around our eyes is one of the most important factors in determining another person’s body language and mood. However, as we age, our eyelids can also cause more problems than our physical appearance.

With advancing age, these symptoms can cause a heavy sensation on the lids or loss of peripheral vision. The good news is that eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can not only improve the appearance of the eyes, but significantly improve the heavy sensation on the lids or loss of peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed.

Blepharoplasty is a simple surgical procedure used to improve the area your eyelids. This is done by removing skin from the upper eyelid and removing puffiness and excess skin from the lower eyelid. Some of these conditions are a result of aging but they can also be inherited. Eyelid surgery will correct the sagging skin of the upper lid that hangs over and can sometimes impair your vision. In addition, it also can get rid of baggy lower eyelids. In that case the eyebrows will need to be corrected to improve the appearance.

Eyelid surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, with a conscience sedation and local anesthesia.  There is minimal swelling, rarely any bruising and no pain with these procedures. Recovery is quick and most people can return to work within a week or so.

Have you struggled with your appearance or that heavy feeling on your eyes? Perhaps you’ve even started having eye irritation caused by sagging eyelids. If so, we’d be happy to help. Please contact our office at 423-855-8522 to schedule your appointment to talk to Dr. Matzkin.