What is Blepharoplasty?
While aging is a gift, it does come with a few unwanted side effects, one of which is sagging skin. Skin can begin to sag anywhere on the body with age, even on the eyelids.
Blepharoplasty at Glendale’s SoCal Vision Center is a procedure that treats sagging eyelid skin. Patients can require this eye lift procedure for several reasons. In some cases, sagging skin is obstructing the patient’s vision. In other cases, the sagging skin is rubbing, leading to open sores and potentially infections. Finally, some patients choose to undergo this procedure for solely cosmetic reasons.
Are There Different Types of Blepharoplasty Procedures?
There are two types of blepharoplasty at Glendale’s SoCal Vision Center. The first is an upper procedure, where excess fat is trimmed away from the upper eyelid to reverse drooping and sagging. In a lower procedure, excess skin is removed beneath the eye to remove bags and smooth wrinkles. Some patients only require one type, while others benefit from both types being performed within the same surgical appointment.
What Are The Benefits of the Blepharoplasty Procedure?
As people get older, one of the first areas that can experience the signs of aging is the upper eyelids. Fat deposits can collect and as the muscles weaken, it can lead to not only reduced vision, but a look of exhaustion, anger, or sadness. Choosing to have a blepharoplasty, has helped men and women alike enhance their appearance, while also eliminating the obstruction caused by excess skin on the upper eyelids. There are both functional and aesthetic benefits to the blepharoplasty procedure including removal of fat bulges over the eyes, removal of excess skin along the upper eyelids, firming of skin and lax muscles, and lifting of drooping skin.
Who Should I Speak To About Blepharoplasty?
Our trained eye surgeons would love to meet with you, hear your concerns, and let you know if you qualify for blepharoplasty at Glendale’s SoCal Vision Center.