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Eyelid Surgery for Obscured Vision

Posted Apr 23, 2014 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Manhattan Eyelid Surgery for Obscured VisionIf the skin around your eyes has begun to droop dramatically, it can have repercussions for your vision; a severely sagging upper eyelid can hang in front of your pupil, physically blocking your sight. Fortunately, your Manhattan plastic surgeon offers effective eyelid surgery for obscured vision. Thanks to his advanced technique, you can enjoy improved vision and a rejuvenated appearance.

What Causes Drooping Eyelids?

Most patients who seek eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, are simply struggling with the natural effects of aging. As your body produces less collagen, the skin around your eyes may begin to sag, and the muscles may lose definition as well. Additionally, fat cells may begin to accumulate in pockets, lending a puffiness to the eyes that has nothing to do with body weight. Although many patients seeking upper eyelid blepharoplasty are seniors, drooping eyelids can affect patients of any age.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Dr. Greenberg performs highly personalized plastic surgery. Therefore, before any procedure, you will have a thorough consultation and evaluation. The doctor will determine the best approach for your surgery, and you can discuss any additional cosmetic goals you may have. Before the procedure, you will be given IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Greenberg will help you select the best sedation option for your needs. When you are comfortable, he will carefully create a small incision in the crease of your upper eyelid. Then he will gently tighten the underlying muscles, attaching them with a tiny suture that recreates the natural eyelid crease. He will also remove any excess muscle or skin, and he may eliminate fat cells in your eyelid. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and it typically takes between one and two hours.

Recovery

The recovery following blepharoplasty is minimal. You will probably be able to return to work the next day, although you should avoid strenuous exercise until Dr. Greenberg gives his approval. Although you may experience some minor swelling for the first week after your procedure, you will already enjoy vast improvements in your vision. After the doctor removes the stitches, you will not be left with any apparent visible scarring; any minor scars will be carefully concealed in the natural crease of your eyelid.

Other Benefits of Blepharoplasty

Even if you are seeking eyelid surgery for practical purposes, you will still enjoy the great cosmetic benefits of the procedure. Like most patients, you may look younger, more alert, and happier following this treatment. You may also choose to combine upper blepharoplasty with other procedures, including:

  • Lower blepharoplasty: Although a drooping lower eyelid does not obscure your vision, it can have a significant impact on your appearance. Dr. Greenberg can raise sagging skin and reduce puffiness under your eyes.
  • Brow lift: Raising your sagging brow can further enhance your appearance and help you to look significantly younger and more alert.
  • Laser resurfacing: Using a surgical laser, Dr. Greenberg can remove old, damaged layers of skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.

Improve Your Vision

Don’t let a drooping eyelid affect the way you see the world. Enjoy a fresh outlook and a rejuvenated appearance with upper eyelid surgery from Dr. Stephen T. Greenfield. He offers a personalized approach and years of experience to give you the better vision you deserve. Contact Dr. Greenfield to learn more about blepharoplasty and schedule your initial consultation.

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