Restore Your Youthful Appearance With Blepharoplasty
Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty (pronounced blef’ ah-ro-plas-te) is a popular cosmetic procedure that can restore the appearance of your eyes and improve your vision. The primary goal of this procedure is to remove excess tissue from the upper and lower eyelids to make the nearby skin look firm, toned, and youthful. Our oculoplastic surgeons and ophthalmologists have trained extensively so that we can offer this life-changing procedure to our patients.
Improving Your Vision
Many San Antonio patients undergo eyelid surgery in order to improve their appearance, and this procedure is also a good option for those who are struggling with impaired vision because of extra tissue in the eyelids. As you grow older, your eyelids may begin to sag, and this can impact your peripheral vision. The easiest way to see if your eyelid tissue is impairing your vision is to gently pull your eyelids back with your fingers. If your field of vision improves or your vision brightens, then you may be a good candidate for Blepharoplasty procedure. During your initial consultation, our team will carry out a formal visual field test to see if this procedure is right for you.
Improving Your Appearance
Sagging tissue around your eyes can make you look much older than you really are. Over the years, the collagen and elastin in your skin will slowly begin to disappear. These two proteins are responsible for keeping your skin firm and toned. Damage to the surface of your skin can make your eyes look tired and swollen as well. The Blepharoplasty procedure allows us to address a variety of these cosmetic issues, including puffy eyelids, sagging skin, and fine lines.
This patient was referred to us for an eyelid evaluation. She was unhappy with the appearance of her eyelids, and was having difficulty seeing objects in her superior visual field. We created a surgical plan just for her that included an eyelid lift (ptosis repair), removal of excess eyelid skin (blepharoplasty), and improvement in skin pigmentation and fine wrinkles around the eyes (chemical peel). The result is an improvement in peripheral vision, a refreshed look, and a happy patient!
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
San Antonio blepharoplasty patients must have a comprehensive eye exam carried out before undergoing eyelid surgery to ensure they are good candidates. To schedule your appointment and learn more about this procedure, we invite you to contact us today. Our eyelid surgery team is ready to help you restore your vision and improve the appearance of your eyes and eyelids. This procedure is just one of the many leading-edge treatments that we are pleased to offer our patients at Parkhurst NuVision.
Dr. Gregory Parkhurst has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.