Many people who come by our Southfield cosmetic surgery offices asking about blepharoplasty are interested in it primarily for its cosmetic benefits. And this is a great reason to get eyelid surgery, which can take years off your appearance by making your eyes look more alert and attentive. However, for some patients, the surgery has a real practical value.
The need for blepharoplasty comes from the tendency of excess facial skin to bunch up over the eyelids, causing them to sag down. This excess skin can have a negative effect on your appearance and social life, but it can also inhibit your vision. You need light to enter your corneas in order to see, and if your eyelids droop far enough, they can partially or completely cover the cornea, reducing your vision or even eliminating it entirely.
Fortunately, blepharoplasty can help. By removing the excess skin around your eyelids, the surgery takes the extra pressure off the lids, allowing them to regain their natural position and allow a sufficient amount of light to reach your eyes. Blepharoplasty can also allow for a greater range of expression, especially if the skin around your eyelids was constantly making you look angry or tired.
You may want to consider blepharoplasty to treat the following conditions:
- Upper eyelids that droop or look baggy
- Lower eyelids that droop low enough for the whites under your eyes to show
- Prominent “bags” appearing under the eyes
- Excess skin around the upper or lower eyelids, which may interfere with peripheral vision
If you live in Southfield, Birmingham, Detroit, Dundee, or the surrounding areas, and you believe your eyelid skin is making it difficult for you to see like you once did, then you should set up an appointment with blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetics. Call us today at (248) 723-9370.
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