You can look younger and improve your vision
Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you and are an important aspect of your overall appearance. As we age, the tone and shape of our eyelids can loosen and sag. Heredity and sun exposure also contribute to this process. This excess, puffy or lax skin can make you appear tired or aged. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”), can give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat and lax muscle from the upper or lower eyelids.
If the sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs peripheral vision, blepharoplasty can eliminate the obstruction and expand the visual field. Upper lid lifts are covered by insurance in many cases as the upper lid can droop and obstruct your peripheral vision and impair your sightlines. For the upper eyelids, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
"This procedure was the best thing I ever did! I’d do it again in a heartbeat! I had so much drooping lid skin you could not even see my eyelashes. Now my eyes look great and I can see better even seven years later. It was painless – no discomfort – and I only missed one day of work."
Upper Lid Lift
2009, Dr. Endl
"Because my upper lids were drooping I noticed some of my vision was 'cut off' or missing. So I went to my eye doctor. A simple test in the office confirmed I was not seeing everything. As an added surprise, I was told my insurance would cover the lid lift procedure! The end result is I see better and I like the way my eyes look. Dr. Endl is a very kind surgeon, one of the best in his field. I’d highly recommend him."
Upper Lid Lift