Benefits of Blepharoplasty
How Do I Benefit from Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty or eyelid lift surgery has many benefits for patients looking for a solution to tired, sagging eyelids. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, leading eyelids to droop and obscure the eyes. Some people simply have heavier eyelids or experience physical trauma which leads to an undesirable appearance around the eyes. Fortunately, blepharoplasty from Dr. Bruce Massaro is the answer for Wisconsin and Illinois residents.
Cosmetic Benefits of Eyelid Lifts
From a purely cosmetic standpoint, eyelid lifts improve your appearance by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle from around the eyes. By removing the weight, your eyes will open up and your entire face will appear more youthful. Unlike spa treatments and topical creams, blepharoplasty directly changes and tightens the tissue of the eyelids for a noticeable change in appearance.
Eyelid rejuvenation surgery can be performed on either the top eyelids, the bottom eyelids, or both. This will depend on your specific situation. Dr. Massaro offers consultations to help you determine if blepharoplasty is right for you and what the surgery will entail.
The results of cosmetic eyelid surgery are subtle to provide a natural look to patients. View our Blepharoplasty Eye Surgery Gallery to see the difference for yourself.
Medical Benefits of Blepharoplasty
There are several instances where blepharoplasty is required in order to treat medical conditions. Ptosis is one condition which can cause the eyelids to obstruct the eyes. Although this normally is seen in adults, congenital ptosis can occur in young children. Since drooping eyelids can obstruct vision, surgery is necessary to correct the problem.
Sometimes, excessively heavy or baggy eyelids can cause irritation to the eye and make contacts difficult to wear. This is another case where medical blepharoplasty may be necessary to make life easier for the patient. There are also rare situations where sagging eyelids actually obstruct vision and surgery is the only option to restore sight in the patient.
Similarly, trauma to the head and eyes can lead to eyelids sagging or drooping. When this happens, corrective blepharoplasty may restore your physical appearance to what is was before the injury occurred.
Eye Surgery Consultations in Milwaukee
A consultation with Dr. Massaro will determine whether blepharoplasty is right for you. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your face or have a medical need for the procedure, all of your options will be covered during the meeting.
Our Blepharoplasty FAQ covers some of many common questions patients have before deciding on eyelid surgery.