An old adage says that the eyes are a window to the soul. However, the view to your own soul may be obstructed by factors that in your opinion make your eyes look less attractive. You can act in your own best interest by learning more about eyelid surgery.
Eyelid surgery is also called blepharoplasty. It is an operation that is typically carried out for cosmetic reasons. However, our doctor may approve it for medical reasons if you meet certain criteria.
The surgery might involve lifting the lower lid to eliminate bagginess. It may also involve removing excess skin from the upper lid to create a smoother, tighter appearance. When performed by a professional and experienced surgeon like Dr. Pacheco, the results of your eyelid surgery can last for years.
Eyelid surgery can also be done for legitimate medical reasons. One of the more common reasons that doctors may perform this operation on patients involves reversing or improving eye sagging.
As you age, the skin around your eyes loses its elasticity. This loss of skin firmness can cause one or both of your eyes to sink or sag. You could have a lopsided or misshapen appearance that may only be corrected with eyelid surgery.
Likewise, sagging around your eyes can cause a hernia-like growth to appear on your upper or lower lid. This growth is the result of fatty tissue being pushed forward from the loss of skin elasticity. When your lids are lifted through surgery, the growth is eliminated, and you regain some of your former appearance.
Dr. Pacheco may also perform eyelid surgery to correct damages inflicted from an injury or accident. For example, if you have been in a car accident and have sustained damage to your eyelids, you could be a candidate for eyelid surgery. Likewise, if you were born with deformities to your eyelids, such as a bulge or a sunken appearance, you may undergo eyelid surgery to correct a birth or congenital defect.
Eyelid surgery is a popular procedure that can correct or reverse conditions that cause your eyes to look less than their best. If you suffer from sagging, wrinkles or a defect caused by an illness, injury or congenital factor, you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
Make an appointment at Adoro Medical Spa to see if eyelid surgery is right for you. Located in Severna Park, Dr. Pacheco and her team serve clients in the Columbia and Annapolis areas as well. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!