Center For Eye Care: On The Cutting Edge of Advanced Specialty Eye Care
Your eyes are usually the first things that people notice about your face. Unfortunately, due to the natural aging process, your upper and lower eyelids may become droopy or baggy because the eyelid skin stretches and the muscles around the eye weaken. Aesthetically, such conditions can detract from the overall attractiveness of one’s eyes and cause a tired or older looking appearance. When severe, these conditions also may cause functional problems such as a reduction in the field of vision or inability to wear glasses comfortably.
The goal of eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is to reduce the baggy or sagging tissues, which may include skin, muscle and fat. During surgery, incisions are made in the natural folds of the eye. Fortunately, eyelid scars tend to heal very well and are rarely conspicuous when fully healed. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.
The operation is performed as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Raymond M. Girgis will perform a full eye examination to determine whether this procedure would be appropriate for you.