The Role of Blepharoplasty in Restoring Vision and Eye Health
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is thought of mainly as a cosmetic procedure. After all, it can have wonderful aesthetic effects, like treating bulging eyelids and removing dark circles under the eyes. However, blepharoplasty isn’t only a cosmetic procedure; the surgery can also play a significant role in improving eye health and restoring vision.
How Does Blepharoplasty Restore Vision?
One of the most common purposes of blepharoplasty in Michigan is to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. And when extra skin develops on your upper eyelid, it can often hang over the eyelashes and in front of the eye. In addition to impacting the way your face looks, this kind of issue can directly block a portion of your vision. However, when you undergo blepharoplasty, Dr. Ringler will be able to carefully remove the excess skin that’s negatively affecting your ability to see.
Many blepharoplasty patients suffer from ptosis, a condition in which the upper eyelids become droopy. This is typically caused by the muscles in the eyelids becoming weaker with age. Ptosis can prevent you from fully opening your eyes, which can significantly impair your vision. When patients undergoing blepharoplasty suffer from ptosis, the plastic surgeon will often combine it with a procedure called ptosis surgery. In this procedure, the muscles in the upper eyelids are carefully tightened, lifting the eyelids and improving the patient’s vision.
Blepharoplasty and Eye Health
For many patients, blepharoplasty can also have a positive impact on overall eye health. For one thing, if you suffer from droopy upper eyelids, it can lead to chronic watery eyes. When your upper eyelids sag, it results in extra weight on the lower parts of your eyes. This creates additional space for tears to accumulate and leak, which can cause your eyes to become frequently watery. However, if you undergo blepharoplasty with ptosis repair, your upper eyelids will be lifted enough to alleviate the additional weight on your eyes.
If you have one or two droopy lower eyelids, that’s another issue that can impact your eye health. Specifically, droopy lower eyelids can lead to a lack of tears, which can result in chronic dry eyes. Without sufficient tear production, your eyes will be more susceptible to infection and frequently uncomfortable. Fortunately, Dr. Ringler can remove loose skin and tighten the underlying muscles to correct your droopy lower eyelids.
Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Ringler Today
If you’re interested in undergoing blepharoplasty, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ringler today. Whether you’d like to improve your vision and eye health or simply achieve more youthful-looking eyelids, Dr. Ringler will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that satisfies your goals.