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Will I Really Have a Better Range of Vision After an Eyelid Lift?

When you grow old, the delicate skin around your eyes will be the first place to reveal it. Although facial injections and dermal fillers are good for eliminating cosmetic defects such as Crow’s feet, sometimes a blepharoplasty will be necessary to remove the sagging skin and rectify puffy eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that helps to correct defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids. But will this procedure help you to improve the range of your vision? This article answers this and other related concerns.

Does Blepharoplasty Help to Improve Range of Vision?

When your eyelids sag, they block your vision, making it difficult to perform your daily tasks effectively. But through blepharoplasty, the sagging eyelids can easily be rectified, restoring your range of vision. So, you are a good candidate for this procedure if your upper eyelids are baggy or droopy, the excess skin of your upper eyelid interferes with your peripheral vision, you have excess skin on your lower eyelids, or you have bags under your eyes.

How Is It Done?

It is important to mention that blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift, is an outpatient procedure that doesn’t require much anesthesia. Before the procedure, your surgeon injects numbing medicine into your eyelids and administers intravenous medication to make you comfortable.

If you want surgery on your upper and lower eyelids, the plastic surgeon will start with the upper eyelids. They will make an incision along the fold of your eyelid, remove the excess skin, muscle, and fat, and close the incision with stitches. The surgeon will make an incision slightly below your eyelashes right in the eye’s natural crease when operating on the lower eyelid. It can also be made inside your lower eyelid. Then they will remove or redistribute the excess fat, muscles, and sagging skin and stitch the incision.

Results of the Procedure

Most patients express their satisfaction with the results of their blepharoplasty. Apart from restoring your range of vision, this procedure will also make you feel and appear more rested and youthful. By removing the excess sagging skin and fat from your eyelids, you will be able to restore your youthful facial appearance. In most instances, the results of blepharoplasty will last forever. But in other cases, the problem of sagging eyelids might recur. To learn more about blepharoplasty, contact Aesthetic Surgery today.