Loose, sagging upper eyelid skin is a normal part of the aging process. Often, this can impart a "heavy" feeling to the lids, and in many cases can block one's peripheral vision. Similarly, puffiness or bagginess of the lower lids can also occur with aging. This can lead to a tired appearance of one's face. Blepharoplasty surgery can reduce this sagging and bagginess around the eyes, resulting in a natural, more youthful appearance, and often improving side vision.
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery
Ectropion results when the lower lid loses elasticity and as a result turns outward. It can be a result of normal aging, but can also occur due to trauma, prior surgery, facial paralysis or infection. This can lead to redness and irritation of the eyelids since they are no longer in their correct position against the eye. Tearing, scratchiness and burning can also occur. Surgery to correct ectropion alleviates these symptoms and restores the normal position of the lower lid
Ectropion Repair Surgery
Eyelid ptosis is drooping of the actual muscle that holds the eyelid open, rather than sagging, excess eyelid skin. This can be age related, congenital, or due to trauma or other neurologic or medical conditions. Surgery to address ptosis can improve peripheral vision and improve one's appearance.
Ptosis Repair Surgery
Prominent, unsightly scars can often result through trauma or previous surgeries. While all scars are permanent, various techniques can be used to reduce the size and visibility of scars. These include injection of steroids, and revision/excision of large scars to create smaller more aesthetically pleasing ones.