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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is the term for correcting functional or cosmetic issues of the eyelids. This may include fixing droopy eyelids from blocking vision or to help give people a more youthful look. Associated Eye Care doctors perform oculoplastic surgeries to help patients change their lives for the better.

At Associated Eye Care, our doctors not only provide the best eye care around, but also provide oculoplastic surgeries such as surgical ptosis correction and blepharoplasty. Do you want a more youthful appearance, or have droopy, saggy eyes been blocking your vision? Blepharoplasty or ptosis repair may be for you!

Patients who have undergone blepharoplasty and ptosis repair often report that the surgery has changed their lives for the better. They look younger, they feel younger, and they no longer have to deal with the frustration of droopy eyelids getting in the way with their vision.

Our excellent doctors at Associated Eye Care have the experience and talent to help you achieve a more awake, youthful appearance! If you have any questions about blepharoplasty or ptosis repair, give us a call at Associated Eye Care. We will schedule you a consultation with one of our doctors to see if surgery is right for you.

Blepharoplasty

What is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty is a surgery performed to reshape and reconstruct droopy, stretched or aging eyelids. Loose or baggy eyelids detract from your overall appearance and make you look tired, which is why a lot of patients choose to undergo a blepharoplasty. Some choose to have a blepharoplasty for more functional reasons, in the case of ptosis or extreme eyelid sagging that causes problems with vision.

The goal of a blepharoplasty is to give patients eyes a more youthful look by removing the excess skin, bulging fat and relaxed muscle from the upper and lower lids. Excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the upper lid is droopy, the muscle responsible for raising the lid can be strengthened.

What are the risks and complications?

Some very rare complications include:

Your doctor will discuss with you all risks and complications prior to surgery.

Is the Surgery Effective?

Blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery can provide both a more youthful look and functional improvement with minimal risk.

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Ptosis

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is the drooping of the upper eyelid. This condition affect one of both eyes, causing vision problems in the affected eye. When the ptosis becomes more prominent, the lid will start to block vision by covering part or all of the pupil. When ptosis is present at birth, it is called congenital ptosis.

What Causes Ptosis?

As you get older, the tendon that attaches the levator muscle (the muscle responsible for elevating the upper lid) to the eyelid stretches and becomes weak, causing the eyelid to fall. It is not uncommon for a patient to develop upper eyelid ptosis following cataract surgery. In most cases, however, this improves with observation.

Ptosis can also be the result of an injury to the nerve that stimulates the levator muscle, or to the tendon connecting the levator muscle to the eyelid.

How Do You Treat Ptosis?

The symptoms of ptosis include:

How Do You Treat Ptosis?

Ptosis is treated by surgery, which involves tightening the levator muscle in order to elevate the eyelid to the desired position. In severe ptosis the levator muscle is extremely weak, and a “sling” operation may be performed. This enables the muscles to lift the eyelid. The main goal of ptosis surgery is to elevate the upper eyelid to create a full field of vision.

There are some risks and complications, including:

In severe cases, needing to tilt your head back or open the eyelid with your finger to see

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