Am I a Good Candidate for an Upper Blepharoplasty?

eyeWhat is an Upper Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The procedure is designed to help correct defects, deformities, or disfigurements of the eyelids. “All of our eyelids tend to sag and droop over time and as we age,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin surgeon at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas. “In some people, this sagging skin can make us look older, or even interfere with our peripheral vision.”

Blepharoplasty helps to correct these things by repositioning, and removing excess tissues. The surrounding muscles and tendons can also be strengthened in order to improve the look and functionality of the area around the eye. An upper blepharoplasty focuses on the upper eyelid and can be used in both medically necessary procedures which help to improve patients’ visual range, and for cosmetic enhancements of the eyes.

How Can it Help Your Vision?

“If the skin of the eyelid has been damaged or sags in a way that restricts vision, or otherwise causes strain on the eye, an upper blepharoplasty may be a solution,” explains Dr. Mamelak. Drooping or sagging upper lids may also block vision and can be corrected with an upper lid blepharoplasty.

How Can it Help With Cosmetic Rejuvenation?

Drooping or sagging eyelids often age the face. Making the eyes appear larger by lessening the upper lid also contributes to a more open, youthful look.

How do You Know if You Need an Eyelid Tuck vs. a Brow Lift?

“An eyelid tuck focuses solely on the skin around the eyes,” says Dr. Mamelak. “It is important to determine if it is this skin that is causing the problem, or a heavy brow.”

Both lax eyelid skin and a heavy brow can cause the eyes to look narrow and our face to look older. Your doctor should evaluate what is causing the greatest contribution to your drooping eyelids – the eyelid skin, the brow, our both.

A brow lift is a procedure designed to elevate the eyebrows. It is effective in opening up the eyes and making them looking wider and brighter. It is also recommended for patients who wish to remove sagging skin and wrinkles between the eyebrows and along the forehead.

Contact Us

For more information on upper blepharoplasty and how it can help improve your life, contact us at Sanova Dermatology.

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