At Wilkinson Eye Center of Clarkston and Pontiac, MI, patients with vision and eye concerns have an experienced physician to speak to. We understand the many conditions that can impact the eyes, and we know how important clear eyesight can be. One treatment we offer to patients with imperfections of the eyes is that of eyelid surgery, best known in the medical field as blepharoplasty.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also commonly known as an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that helps to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It can be used to remove excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. This procedure can help to reduce puffiness or bags under the eyes, correct drooping of the upper lids, which may make you appear tired or older than you actually are, and it can even provide improved vision in some cases.
What Is the Recovery Process Following Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is a relatively quick outpatient procedure with minimal downtime. During a consultation appointment with our team at Wilkinson Eye Center, you can learn about the process of the procedure as well as post-surgical care and expectations.
What Are the Advantages of Eyelid Surgery?
While blepharoplasty often serves as a cosmetic treatment to enhance facial appearance, it also helps many people who suffer from functional problems associated with aging or genetic conditions of their eyelids. Common problems include drooping eyelids, which can limit vision, and puffiness or bags under the eyes that make you look tired or aged. Blepharoplasty can also address wrinkles in the area around the eyes that may give a person an older appearance.
In addition to helping people address cosmetic issues with their eye area, blepharoplasty can also help improve visual acuity by removing excess fat and skin from around the eyes. The procedure should be performed by an experienced oculoplastic surgeon who offers plastic surgery of the face, eyelids, and orbit (eye socket). During consultation prior to your surgery, your doctor at Wilkinson Eye Center will examine your eyes and discuss your medical history so they can create a treatment plan that suits your needs and goals.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are considering eyelid surgery and want to speak to a team of professionals with years of combined experience providing blepharoplasty, connect with Wilkinson Eye Center by calling 248-334-4931 for an appointment.