Eyelid Surgery Can Help Treat Obscured Vision By Patricia Berbari on September 29, 2015

An older woman smilingPatients who meet with Dr. Patricia Berbari understand her approach to surgery is focused on results that appear natural and that enhance innate beauty. She also does her best to improve the lives of patients throughout the Gatineau, because some surgeries are performed to enhance wellness as well as appearance.

One such surgery is cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which improves the appearance of the eye area. Let's consider how the procedure can help patients whose upper eyelids droop and sag so much that it affects their field of vision.

Blepharoplasty Isn't Just for Aesthetics

Many people think that undergoing eyelid surgery is purely cosmetic, though there are actually many more applications to blepharoplasty than aesthetics. It's true that undergoing an upper eyelid surgery can make you look years younger, especially when your upper eyelids droop and sag.

However, if your upper eyelid sags considerably, it can actually lead to other kinds of issues apart from a less than desirable appearance.

Problems Caused By a Drooping Upper Eyelid

When your upper eyelid droops a lot, it can actually obscure your vision. In these cases, part of the field of vision is obstructed by the upper eyelid itself. This can make certain regular activities more difficult to perform. When the sagging of the upper eyelid is severe, this can ultimately make certain activities very dangerous. It's for this reason that blepharoplasty may be an ideal and medically necessary option to consider.

How Blepharoplasty Works

During blepharoplasty, an incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Using this incision, a cosmetic surgeon is able to remove excess skin and make further adjustments to the tissues of the eyes. By doing this, the drooping of the upper eyelid is eliminated and patients are able to see without any obstructions.

Since this procedure can potentially prevent harm as a result of obscured vision, there is a chance that it will be covered by insurance. Be sure to check with your insurance provider about these matters.

Ideal Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for upper eyelid surgery are people who have sagging upper eyelids that obscure their vision or that impair overall vision quality and eyesight. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any kinds of conditions that would make a facial plastic surgery procedure a health risk.

Patients should have realistic expectations about the surgical procedure and know all of the potential risks and benefits involved as well as this can contribute to better patient satisfaction.

Healing After Upper Eyelid Surgery

After upper eyelid surgery has been performed, it's not uncommon for patients to experience irritation, itchiness, and some discomfort around the eye area. Patients will be given medicated ointment for the eyelids as well as eye drops to help keep eyes moisturized and free from potentially infectious material.

Patients should get ample rest and avoid rubbing their eyes until their surgeon advises otherwise. Follow-up visits will occur in the weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing.

The Results of Upper Eyelid Surgery

After healing is complete, patients can expect better overall vision quality and improved appearance as well. Eyesight and prescription will not be affected by the procedure, and patients should feel refreshed and renewed thanks to the subtle but highly effective surgical treatment.

Learn More About Eyelid Surgery

If you would like more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and how it can help you look better and see better, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Dr. Patricia Berbari and her team are here to help you, and will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.

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Dr. Patricia Berbari offers plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures to treat a variety of conditions. 
Our board-certified plastic surgeon is affiliated with a number of medical societies, including:

  • Collège des médecins du Québec
  • Association des spécialistes en chirurgie plastique et esthétique du Québec
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Canadian Laser and Aesthetic Specialists Society
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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