Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess eyelid skin that is impairing eyesight. The surgery involves the removal of excessive upper eyelid tissue. This procedure can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on its nature and severity. The excess upper eyelid skin will hang down over the eyelashes and block your peripheral vision. The surgery is performed through external incisions along the creases of the upper eyelids or below the lashes of the lower eyelids. The procedure may be covered by insurance if determined to be a medical necessity or can be performed just for cosmetic reasons.
Ptosis is a result of aging where lids become “droopy”. Surgery can help lift the lids that have been affected by the normal aging of the soft tissue and muscles that lift the eyelid.
Botox is a protein injected under the skin to minimize or smooth out wrinkles or lines in the face. The procedure is fast and effective, but normally doesn’t last for a long period of time.