Eyelid surgery is a pretty common procedure for improving vision. Although typically chosen for practical reasons, patients may also choose eyelid surgery because they are looking for a different kind of appearance. There are certain eye procedures that are simply for functional purposes, and there are some that can change the shape of your eyes. One of the surgeries that can be helpful for physical improvements as well as help vision is blepharoplasty.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
The thing about blepharoplasty surgery is that it is seen mostly as a functional procedure. The main objective of the surgery is to eliminate “hooding” of the eyelids and remove excess skin. It is a very common procedure that is also known as an eye tuck or eye lift. The primary purpose of the procedure is to reduce sagging and eyelid bags. Blepharoplasty surgery is used for improvements in everyday eyesight. However, most patients wonder if the procedure will also change their eye shape. In a word: yes.
During the procedure, Dr. Max will remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. The amount of the skin varies. The goal is for the patient to receive greater comfort, have better vision, and to have a more youthful looking appearance. What Dr. Max focuses on is creating the perfect balance between keeping the eyes natural looking while also creating a more rested, youthful look.
What Are Some Ways My Eyes Will Change With Blepharoplasty?
While not completely drastic, eye shapes will change slightly with the surgery. However, our team focuses on making sure that the eyes will still look congruent and balanced with all the other aspects of your face. With the blepharoplasty procedure, some of the aesthetic results include:
- An overall more rested look
- Less sunken in and less “hooding” of the eyes
- More youthful and age-reducing appearance
Why Should I Get Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Most people who require this surgery suffer from excessive eyelid skin and sagging. This can occur from sun damage, aging, or other various factors that contribute to eye bags. Some people who also have extremely hooded eyes will also seek out this surgery. Most patients who choose this surgery have excessive sagging or wrinkling of the skin by your eyelids. The surgery will ultimately leave you with a more refreshed, youthful appearance. However, if you are still unsure if blepharoplasty is right for you, you can consult with Dr. Max and he can help you answer any questions you may have.
To reach Dr. Max, please contact our office at (817) 529-9199.