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Treating Heavy Upper Eyelids with Cosmetic Surgery

By Peter Fisher, MD on October 17, 2015

A woman looking up and smilingDr. Peter Fisher is one of the leading plastic surgeons serving the San Antonio area. He offers great options for wrinkle reduction and anti-aging. This includes facial surgery that smooths out wrinkles and tightens skin, helping patients look refreshed and rejuvenated.

Your eyes can have a major impact on your appearance. With that in mind, let's go over the basics of cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and why it's a great option to consider if you have upper eyelids that droop or sag.

The Cosmetic Problems Associated with Heavy Upper Eyelids

Heavy upper eyelids can cause a number of significant aesthetic problems. You may appear tired, haggard, or more exhausted than you really feel, for instance. The heavy, sagging upper eyelid may also make you look much older than you'd prefer.

The Vision Problems Associated with Heavy Upper Eyelids

In addition to the aesthetic problems related to heavy upper eyelids, it's also possible for heavy upper eyelids to cause vision problems. In these cases, the heavy upper eyelid blocks out part of your vision. This can make driving and other activities more challenging.

Thankfully, you can undergo a cosmetic upper eyelid surgery to successfully treat both the cosmetic problems associated with heavy upper eyelids as well as the vision problems.

About Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of skin from the upper eyelid. This helps prevent improve the appearance of the upper eyelid and reduces any potential sagging associated with heavy eyelids.

Is there visible scarring after upper eyelid surgery?

The scarring from upper eyelid surgery is very minor and well hidden. During the procedure, the incision is made along the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Surgeons also make the incision small so that it is not very noticeable. Thanks to this, any scarring after upper eyelid surgery is generally well concealed.

Ideal Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery

Good candidates for upper eyelid surgery are people who have issues with drooping or sagging eyelids. They should be in good health overall and not suffer from any health conditions that would make a minor surgical procedure such as an upper eyelid surgery a major health or wellness risk.

During your consultation at our practice, you will be able to discuss all of the risks and benefits of surgery in greater detail. This will help you have realistic expectations about the nature of the procedure and prepare you for the recovery process.

The Results of Upper Eyelid Surgery

The results of upper eyelid surgery can be quite dramatic. Thanks to the procedure, patients can look years and years younger. Any vision issues associated with heavy upper eyelids will be alleviated, restoring a patient's full field of vision. Many patients are satisfied overall with the nature of the surgery and what it can achieve, which is why it is such a popular facial plastic surgery option.

Contact San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center

For more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and how you can look youthful and fight signs of advanced age, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Dr. Peter Fisher looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.

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