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Conditions That Can be Treated with Blepharoplasty

Posted on February 25, 2014 by: Dr. Rocheford

The skin around your eyes is often the first to develop fine lines and wrinkles as it is the most delicate skin on the body. Frequent facial expressions, sun damage, and lifestyle factors can also increase the development of eye wrinkles. If you’re unhappy with your eyes, then plastic surgery may be the perfect solution. Before you schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon, consider this overview on the conditions that can be treated with a blepharoplasty.

What is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. The procedure can also be done to correct visible signs of aging on both the lower and upper lids simultaneously.

Treatable Conditions

Blepharoplasty procedures can be performed to correct a number of conditions, including:

  • Puffiness in the upper eyelids caused by excess fatty deposits.
  • Disruption of the natural contour of the upper eyelid that may impair vision caused by sagging skin.
  • Under-eye bags.
  • Fine wrinkles around the lower lid.
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids that expose the white portion of the eye below the iris.

Ideal Candidates

As with any plastic surgery procedure, candidates for a blepharoplasty should be in good general health with realistic expectations regarding the surgical results. It is also important that patients are free from any eye diseases and have sufficient skin elasticity to support the results.

Procedural Steps

After administering local or general anesthesia, your plastic surgeon will make an incision within the natural folds of the eyelid or hidden inside the eyelid itself. Your surgeon will then remove excess fat deposits and skin before re-draping the lid for a more youthful appearance.

Whether you’re interested in eyelid lifts or a body contouring procedure such as a tummy tuck, Rocheford Plastic Surgery is here to help. For more information on your plastic surgery options, contact us at 651-968-1294 or visit us online.

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