Blepharoplasty Brattleboro VT
Medical School: Albany
Graduation Year: 1971
Surgery Can Improve Vision for People with Drooping Eyelids
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The skin around your eyes is naturally thin and delicate. Over time, the eyelids typically stretch, the muscles weaken and fat tends to gather over and under the eyes.This condition tends to make people look tired, older and less refreshed no matter how much you rest. For some, depending on the severity of the condition, it can also impact their vision.
Although drooping eyelids are common with aging, this is not a condition that you have to live with. The condition can be treated.
Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-ro-plas-tee) is a surgery that may be done to improve your ability to see without obstruction and can also improve your appearance, providing a more restful and youthful look.
For a drooping upper eyelid, an incision is typically made along its natural crease. Excess skin and fat may be removed through the incision. The incision is closed using a technique that hides the stitches to the extent possible. In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made just below the lashes in the skin's natural crease.
Blepharoplasty generally takes one to three hours and is usually done on an outpatient basis. Whether you undergo surgery to improve vision or appearance, eyelid drooping can recur over time.
Insurers usually pay for the surgery if drooping eyelids are interfering with vision.