My Drooping Eyelids Are Affecting My Vision: Can You Help?

My Drooping Eyelids Are Affecting My Vision: Can You Help?

If your eyelids are interfering with your vision, surgical removal of the excess skin and tissue can solve the problem permanently. This procedure is called a blepharoplasty, or an “eye lift.” While relatively minor, this surgery does alter your facial features, so it’s important that you choose an experienced surgeon who will work with you to make the appropriate changes. 

SLENT has locations in Mandeville, Hammond, and Slidell, Louisiana. Our experienced surgeons perform plastic surgery procedures like blepharoplasty to lift the eyelids, remove droopy tissue, and improve both vision and aesthetics.

When an eye lift is necessary 

It’s generally understood that aging slows down production of proteins like collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping your skin tight and firm. Without this reinforcement, it’s natural for your skin to wrinkle and droop. 

This is most obvious around the eyes, where gravity is always pulling your eyelids down. This can cause folds or bags to form above or below the eyes, sometimes even blocking your vision. 

Many people seek out eye lifts for cosmetic reasons, wanting to tighten their features and reduce signs of aging. However, if you have excess skin spilling over and blocking your peripheral vision, you might benefit the most from a medical blepharoplasty

Preparing for surgery

Before discussing surgery in seriousness, you need to find a surgeon with experience in the area of blepharoplasty. At SLENT, our expert team of surgeons has experience with all kinds of facial surgery, including eye lifts, nose jobs, and more. 

First, one of our specialists performs a physical eye exam and visual field test, which can help with your insurance claim if you’re trying to file for medical coverage. Once we’ve evaluated how much excess skin and tissue needs to be removed, we can begin preparing for surgery. 

You might need to stop or switch certain medications leading up to the procedure, and you should take some time off for your recovery. While not considered a major surgery, you’ll want some time to rest and heal following your blepharoplasty. 

Even if you only want to improve your vision, we can help make sure that you’re happy with the outcome cosmetically as well. During your consultation, feel free to bring up goals and concerns you have regarding your treatment. 

If you think upper or lower lid blepharoplasty might be right for you, book a consultation with a professional. To get in contact with the surgeons at SLENT, call the location closest to you, or visit our contact page for more information. 

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