With age, you may have started noticing ‘heavy’ eyelids. This usually happens due to an excess of skin on the upper eyelids or descending eyebrows.
Most people deal with this with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, which can be of two types – functional and aesthetic. Functional is done to treat vision trouble due to overhanging skin and aesthetic surgery takes care of appearance of aging. In both these cases, first a full clinical evaluation is done to understand the situation and then the most appropriate option is suggested to you. This surgery aims at restoring peripheral vision issues and rejuvenating the surrounding area for a refreshed and rested look.
Do note that you shall be given a list of post-surgical instructions, such as resting for a few days, not doing any heavy lifting, applying cold compresses, and using eye drops. You must follow these carefully to aid the recuperation process.
Also called ‘aponeurotic’ ptosis, involutional ptosis is the most common type of ptosis. In this, due to aging, the eyelid’s levator muscles stretch too far. Sometimes, its effects are accelerated due to the rubbing of eyes over years. In some cases, it may occur due to intraocular and eyelid surgical procedures. Surgical correction is the mainstay of ptosis management.
Changes in the appearance of eyelids have been one of the biggest reasons why people look for facial rejuvenation. The past few years have seen an escalation in surgical and non-surgical procedures that correct skin laxity, crow’s feet, and wrinkles near the eyes. Severely sagging skin can even lead to loss of peripheral vision. These methods may comprise chemical peeling, laser resurfacing, midface lift and lower lid blepharoplasty – all of which aim at skilful restoration of eyelids and a more youthful facial façade.
The lower lid blepharoplasty procedure is a time-tested method to address the age-related and, in most cases, undesirable progression of lower lids which add several years to the person’s face. Through this, the client can hope to achieve enhanced side vision, positive changes in restoration of facial tissues and satisfactory cosmetic changes near the eyes.
If your child is facing ptosis from birth or within the first year of their life, it is known as congenital ptosis. While in most cases, the cause is unknown, it may be inherited. If this condition remains uncorrected, the child may face other visual disorders.
This issue is best dealt with via surgery which also takes care of any cosmetic concerns.
As we grow older, we start losing elasticity of our skin. Slowly, the skin around our eyes starts looking aged and unappealing. Apart from age, there are other factors too like sun exposure, genetics, smoking, drinking, etc. that accelerate the skin aging process.
However, lasers are a very safe and effective method to deal with such concerns. While you may have heard of the laser hair removal treatment, laser skin resurfacing is excellent for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. It can also aid in correction of minor skin flaws.
The CO2 Laser Resurfacing treatment includes fractional resurfacing in which ultra-short laser beams are used in a scanning pattern. The advantages of this treatment are several, ranging from a shorter recovery period to fast results and very little skin damage. At OPRSC, we will provide you with pre-procedure guidelines to prepare your skin for the procedure.
Some people, most East Asians, are unhappy with their eyelids as they lack a crease in the upper eyelids which makes their eye area appear flat. Also, known as monolid, this condition makes the eyes look smaller too.
There is a strong preference to get a double eyelid surgery in such cases as it leads to a more ‘Western’ look with larger-appearing eyes and more space between the upper and lower eyelids.
Some people may go for this surgery also because they are facing structural problems like droopy eyelids or inward-growing eyelashes.
This surgery involves only the upper eyelid and accomplishes the following:
As each case is different, Dr. Carroll shall create your treatment plan keeping your ultimate goals in mind.