You May Need Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)—Here’s Why

eyelid surgery The human eye is a remarkable organ. It grants us the ability to see everything around us and also has an immense impact on nonverbal communication, having been aptly nicknamed the window to the soul. One way the human body helps protect your eyes and keep them healthy is your eyelids. Unfortunately, as with any part of your body, eyelids also have their own set of problems that can hinder their ability to function optimally. When that is the case, eyelid surgery—also known as blepharoplasty—is a standard solution to alleviate those troubles.

Eyelid surgery is a form of plastic surgery that serves to reshape the eyelid in order to restore its proper functionality, whether that’s bringing it back to its natural position or correcting a natural eyelid issue. Blepharoplasty will likely be your best option if:

You’re Unhappy With Your Sagging Eyelids

Over time, the skin naturally begins to lose its elasticity, meaning that it will start to wrinkle, droop, and sag. This, of course, also applies to your eyelids. Although wrinkles around the eyelids and eyelid sagging are often just cosmetic issues, they can also cause some individuals chronic eye discomfort. Beyond that, excessively drooping eyelids may even adversely affect your vision.

You’re Suffering From Ptosis

When the sagging of eyelids begins to impact one’s vision negatively, the condition is referred to as ptosis. As mentioned above, this can be a product of aging. However, it can also be the result of an eye injury and some form of congenital condition. Regardless, blepharoplasty is the go-to method of correcting any issues that ptosis may be causing.

You’re Experiencing Other Eyelid Issues

There are also a number of less common but equally as disruptive eyelid issues that can arise and be resolved by eyelid surgery, including, but not limited to:

  • Blepharitis, a condition that causes eyelid inflammation and irritation.
  • Entropion and ectropion are both conditions in which the eyelid curls excessively either inward (entropion) or outward (ectropion).
  • General eyelid trauma caused by physical injury.

Top-Notch Blepharoplasty From Southside Eye Care

If you’re in need of eyelid surgery and are looking for a surgeon you can trust, reach out to Southside Eye Care today at 757-484-0101. Spearheaded by three industry-leading eye doctors—Drs. Keverline, Hallberg, and Uber—Southside Eye Care proudly serve the greater Chesapeake, VA, area.

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