Do you have droopy eyelids? Eyelid surgery might be for you!
We have many prospective patients phone who say, “I have droopy eyelids. Is there anything you can do for me?” The answer is yes! Upper eyelid surgery known as a blepharoplasty can address this and improve not only your appearance but in many cases your vision as well.
People with very heavy eyelid drooping or eyelid sagging due to excess folds of skin that hang down over the eyelid and bend the eyelashes, sometimes even causing the eye not to open completely, may be diagnosed with visual occlusion. Visual occlusion can be corrected with upper eyelid surgery, as by removing the excess skin the eyelids open up to increase the field of vision as well create a less tired and more youthful appearance. If you are diagnosed by Dr Hodgkinson with having visual occlusion, then there is a Medicare item number associated with the eyelid surgery which means no GST applies to the fees and there is a rebate as well.
Eyelid drooping – causes and effects
There are many causes of eyelid sagging from genetic or ethnic background to excessive expression, allergies, sun exposure and ageing in general. Along with causing possible visual impairment, they also cause the sufferer to look not only old but tired or stern. After blepharoplasty patients often say how friends and colleagues comment on how refreshed and well they look.
Of course as with all procedures, the most important choice you make if you decide that eyelid surgery is for you is who your surgeon will be. Blepharoplasty surgery requires years of experience and great finesse. If too little tissue is removed the result and or the scars may be disappointing but worse yet if too much tissue is removed it could result in the patient not being able to close their eyes leading to dry eye and a series of other possible ophthalmological problems.
Dr Hodgkinson has over 35 years of experience and has performed innumerable blepharoplasties on upper and lower lids on women and men. His results speak for themselves.