Eyelid surgeries are so popular in the RGV area and elsewhere because they can dramatically change a person’s appearance for the better. Instead of looking tired and sad, you can look younger and refreshed. Another reason to consider eyelid surgery is to improve your vision. If you find yourself tilting your head back in order to see past your sagging upper eyelids, surgery may greatly improve your quality of life.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is the medical name for what is commonly called eyelid surgery. It can be done on the lower or upper eyelids or both. Some of the conditions it treats are:
- Sagging upper eyelids that change the contour of your eyes and impair vision
- Puffy eyelids due to fatty deposits
- Under-eye bags
- Drooping lower eyelids that expose the white under the iris
- Wrinkles and excess skin of the lower eyelids
Is Eyelid Surgery a Good Option for You?
If you don’t have any serious eye conditions and don’t smoke, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. You also need to have good overall health without any medical conditions that may inhibit healing. It is important to have realistic expectations about the outcome and a positive outlook.
If you are suffering from a sagging forehead or eyebrows that cause your upper eyelids to droop, we may recommend a different procedure over eyelid surgeries. When you meet our plastic surgeon, your facial anatomy will be examined and the best course of action may be recommended. Eyelid surgery may also be done along with another procedure, depending on the situation.
What to Expect
Our specialist will ask about your medical history and if you have had any previous surgeries. You should mention if you have glaucoma, dry eyes, allergies or circulatory or thyroid problems and diabetes. You will also need to mention any medications you take. From there, a customized procedure can be planned for you, as eyelid surgeries are not one-size-fits-all.
Sagging and drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes and excess skin that impairs your vision are just a few of the reasons why eyelid surgeries are so popular. Make an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg to have your eyelids examined. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!