Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a technique that removes extra fat and skin from the upper or lower eyelids. Patients opt for this procedure to correct puffy eyes, dark circles, and ptosis.
Ptosis is a condition in which the upper eyelid droops down over the eye. The severity can differ from person to person. Some may only experience a slight droop, or it may cover the pupil, hindering eyesight.
Fortunately, eyelid surgery poses the perfect solution to correct ptosis and provide patients with improved comfort and vision. Learn more about how eyelid surgery can help you.
What Causes Ptosis?
Ptosis has several different possible causes. Some of these include:
- Congenital Ptosis: This is a condition where babies are born with one or both eyelids affected.
- Nerve Damage: If there is any nerve damage in your upper eyelid, this can also cause it to sag.
- Acquired Ptosis: This is when ptosis develops later in life due to the muscles or ligaments in the eye weakening due to illness, injury, or age.
- Medical Conditions: These may include styes, Horner syndrome, stroke, and tumors.
Eyelid surgery on the upper eyelid can help to lift the lid and remove excess fat and skin. This can remove any obstructions and improve your vision.
The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and a small incision is made in the upper eyelid to remove any excess skin and fat.
Following eyelid surgery, your eyes may be swollen and appear bruised. Utilizing ice packs and artificial tears is important to keep your eyes from becoming inflamed or irritated. It’s also important to get plenty of rest to promote proper healing. Many patients can return to work seven to 10 days after surgery.
Why Choose Dr. Panchal For Your Eyelid Surgery?
If you are suffering from ptosis and are looking for a compassionate and professional surgeon to complete your eyelid surgery, Dr. Panchal is among the best. He has received numerous awards, including “Best of Best” from Oklahoman Magazine, “Super Doctor” and “Top 10 Doctor” at the metro and state levels, and a “Compassionate Doctor” award.
Contact Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa’s Edmond, OK, location at (405) 340-9949 or their Norton, OK, location at (405) 310-6767 to get started.