The aging process can negatively impact the skin around your eyes, causing it to sag down and droop. This can result in you appearing much older than you are. In some cases, it can even cause vision problems. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can provide significant improvement in a patient’s vision or appearance, depending on the type of procedure that is performed.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
There are several types of eyelid surgeries that can be performed. Each type is intended to address specific issues for patients.
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
This type of eyelid surgery is performed on patients with the sole purpose of improving the aesthetics of their face. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can help to improve the appearance of drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes. This procedure essentially reverses the signs of aging on the face, creating a more energetic and youthful appearance.
Functional Eyelid Surgery
Patients often seek functional eyelid surgery if they experience vision impairments due to having loose skin on the upper eyelid. This procedure can lift the sagging skin that obstructs the vision and tighten the area. A visual field test is typically performed to see if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
This procedure involves removing muscles, skin, and excess fat from around the upper eyelid area. An incision is made along the upper eyelid crease during surgery to minimize scarring. Patients who undergo this surgery benefit from having a more alert, rested, and youthful appearance restored.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
This procedure involves removing muscles, skin, and excess deposits of fat from around the lower eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery aims to improve the appearance of dark circles, bags, wrinkles, and puffiness in the treated area.
To determine which type of eyelid surgery is appropriate for you, you should discuss your goals with an experienced plastic surgeon.
Schedule Eyelid Surgery in Toronto, ON
Eyelid surgery can provide relief for patients. Whether you have a cosmetic issue that you would like to address or you want to improve the function of your eyelids, it is best to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dimitrios Motakis in Toronto, ON, to discuss your options.
Dr. Motakis can help you better understand how eyelid surgery can improve the look or function of your eyes and whether another option may be more appropriate.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, call (416) 925-5775 today.