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Droopy Eyelids Affecting Your Peripheral Vision?


More People Are Opting For Eyelid Surgery, Making It More Common Than Breast Lifts

Excessive wrinkles & sagging skin around your eyes may do more than just cause you to look tired all the time. They could be hindering your peripheral vision. Are you tired of people around you asking if you feel ok or if you are tired? Maybe its time to talk to a physician about your situation.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to an eyelid lift?

For many the answer is yes! Some common causes of sagging eyelids can be cured without surgery. Getting plenty of sleep, drinking more water, and cutting back on your dietary salt are common solutions for reducing or eliminating droopy eyelids. Many physicians use BOTOX injections to raise the upper eyelid.

If you need a more permanent solution, consult with a surgeon about a blepharoplasty. The blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that is typically performed as an in office procedure, often in less than an hour. Think of it as an "eyelid lift", where excess skin and fat are removed.

Result of Eyelid Surgery
Result of Eyelid Surgery
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Droopy eyelids, also called ptosis or blepharoptosis, can have many causes ranging from congenital ptosis which is present at birth to ptosis that is developed overtime with increased age. As an isolated problem, this condition may only change a person's appearance. In more serious cases, the dangling skin can partially or completely block vision in the affected eye(s).

Whatever the cause, the treatment of droopy eyelids is currently one of the most commonly sought after procedures. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that in 2011 over twenty thousand more surgeries for blepharoplasty where performed than Breast Lifts, making it the fourth most common surgical procedure of that year.

Recently, the television program The Doctors featured a segment on Blepharoplasty, the eyelid surgery that can correct droopy eyelids. Dr. Drew Orton explained how, by surgically removing excess skin and fat from the eyelid, a plastic surgeon can generally correct the problem. The outpatient procedure is performed most commonly in conjunction with local anesthesia.