Blepharoplasty & Eyelid Surgery Options
Blepharoplasty surgery is utilized to correct vision loss due to excess skin, muscle, and fat that blocks the eye. Patients with a less severe amount of excess skin may have a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons.
Oculoplastic Surgeons in Michigan and Northwest Ohio
Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids. This is called blepharoplasty. We offer innovative eyelid surgery to customers in Michigan and Ohio. This type of surgery can be both a functional or cosmetic treatment intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal and/or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons.
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Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery
When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is performed by our team of Oculoplastic surgeons to improve peripheral vision.
Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery
Lower blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is almost always conducted for cosmetic reasons. This procedure is done to improve puffy lower eyelid "bags" and to reduce the wrinkling of the skin. Blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids, or from the inside surface of the lower eyelid.
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure that can be performed in the office or in an ambulatory surgery center. Local anesthetics are used and you are not put to sleep with general anesthesia. Our staff of ophthalmologists offers reliable blepharoplasty surgery and treatments in areas such as Adrian, Kalamazoo, Toledo, Ann Arbor, Bryan, and Battle Creek. Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours with postoperative time for recovery needed as well.
After blepharoplasty surgery, initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable. You can resume driving and reading after a specific amount of time, usually 2-3 days. Heavy lifting and straining are not recommended for at least one week after eyelid surgery. We will decide on work restrictions after surgery.
How Do I Know If Eyelid Surgery Is Right For Me?
Have a complete eye examination with your Oculoplastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). As with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks and your results cannot be guaranteed. Your doctor will provide you with additional risks, complications, and costs.
Blepharoplasty Surgery in Michigan and Northwest Ohio
If you're interested in seeing if eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is for you, contact Specialty Eye Institute today to request an eye examination. We have locations in:
- Adrian, MI
- Ann Arbor, MI
- Battle Creek, MI
- Chelsea, MI
- Jackson, MI
- Lansing, MI
- Kalamazoo, MI
- Bryan, OH
- Toledo, OH
You can also call us at (877) 852-8463 to request an appointment. We see patients from all over both Michigan and Ohio, and many also travel from all over the US.