Improve Your Eyesight With Eye Rejuvenation Surgery
With age, many changes happen that affect your skin. The outer skin structure around your eyes, such as the eyelids and under eyes are no exception. Eye wrinkles and under-eye bags are just two age-related changes seen. As you age your eyesight can be affected if the eyelids droop too far, obscuring your proper field of vision. Many think of eye rejuvenation as a purely aesthetic procedure, however, cosmetic eye surgery can actually help improve your eyesight. Read on to find out more!
Age-Related Eye Structure Changes
As we age, certain bodily changes are inevitable. One of these changes is eyelid and under-eye drooping and sagging. This happens as the skin loses elasticity and thickness throughout the body—which manifest as wrinkles, thinning skin, and, as in the case of eyelids, drooping and/or sagging. This begins as just an aesthetic issue, perhaps bothersome at best, but as people age further, their eyelids can continue to sag to the point that they pass the eyelashes and block some degree of vision. In this case, it’s best to perform surgery to correct the sagging in order to improve eyesight, especially since aging inevitably contributes to a decline in eyesight to begin with.
Eye Rejuvenation Procedures
So if you are experiencing age-related eye changes, the procedure your doctor may consider is usually a blepharoplasty, also known as eyelift surgery or eye rejuvenation. This can be done on just the top or bottom lid, but often both. It lasts much longer than eye fillers do and provides benefits to eyesight that eye fillers can’t. The procedure is often done in a hospital. Option for pain management are either IV sedation or local anesthetic, which your surgeon will help determine based on what’s best for each patient. The procedure usually takes around 2 hours if doing both upper and lower eyelid surgery. For the upper eyelids, excess skin and fat, and sometimes muscle is removed, while for the lower eyelids (where there is often a bulge as we age due to weakening of the skin that holds the fat in place) fat is removed. This often removes some eye wrinkles as well. Other procedures may be recommended to be done at the same time based on your particular needs and wants.
If you’re experiencing sight issues due to age-related changes of the skin structure around the eyes, consider talking to your doctor today about eye rejuvenation surgery. In fact, you may even be able to have insurance cover the procedure if they determine it to be necessary to improve your eyesight. Don’t suffer unnecessarily; see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon today to discuss whether eye rejuvenation can help you.