To See or Not to See? Why You May Need Eyelid Surgery

eyelid surgeryYour vision is one of your most valuable assets, and in order to protect that asset, you need to ensure that your eyes are happy, healthy, and always functioning at their best. That means taking the time to implement the little life strategies that can help out, such as resting your eyes between screen time and getting routine checkups. However, as with maintaining your health in general, sometimes life has other plans. If your vision or comfort with your eyes has been diminished because of a natural shift in your eyelids, then you may want to consider eyelid surgery—also known as blepharoplasty.

Eyelid surgery is a simple procedure wherein a small amount of excess skin is removed from the eyelids to lift them back to their more comfortable and natural position, resolving a variety of vision issues and discomfort. You’re likely a good candidate for blepharoplasty if you’re looking to correct any of the following:

Sagging Eyelids That Negatively Affect Your Comfort

As people begin to age, it is expected—if not inevitable—that their eyelids can start to droop and sag as their skin naturally begins to lose some elasticity. Typically, this sagging is no major issue. However, in some cases, the sagging can affect your physical and mental comfort when using your eyes in general.

In cases where the sagging is negatively impacting your vision, it may fall under the domain of an ophthalmologist rather than a cosmetic surgeon.

Excessive Wrinkles and Puffiness Around Your Eyelids

The wrinkles that begin to develop because of the aforementioned loss of skin elasticity can also impact the way you look. This is not only because wrinkles around the eyes can often deceptively increase one’s visual age but also because inelastic eyelids can begin to appear puffier and further exacerbate the issue.

A Diminished Body Image Cause by the Above

Finally, the above issues can cause significant mental distress if they are negatively impacting your body image. Self-confidence and satisfaction with your body are essential to a happy day-to-day life, so if eyelid surgery could be able to help, there’s no reason not to try.

Choose Quality Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) From UMASS Memorial Medical Group

If cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) sounds like a procedure you could benefit from, don’t hesitate to reach out to the outstanding team of cosmetic surgeons at UMASS Memorial Medical Group. Operating out of Worcester and Cape Cod, MA, your rejuvenated eyes are just a call away at 508-334-5990.

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