As you get older and your skin becomes looser, your eyelids may droop and affect your vision. At Fry Eye Associates in Garden City, Kansas, the eye specialists offer eyelid surgeries to address sagging skin on the upper and lower eyelids. The team focuses on enhancing your eye health and vision while boosting the overall appearance of your eyes. To find out if you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery, contact Fry Eye Associates today by phone or by using the online booking system.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that lifts your eyelids. While this type of surgery can improve the aesthetic appearance of your eyes, its primary purpose is to correct functional issues you’re experiencing due to age-related changes in your eyelids.
As you get older, your skin loses collagen, an essential protein that keeps it firm and healthy. Less collagen causes the skin on your eyelids to sag. The looser skin can hang over your eye, impairing and reducing your vision.
The team at Fry Eye Associates evaluates your eye health and the severity of your droopy eyelids to determine if you’re the right candidate for eyelid surgery.
During a blepharoplasty, your Fry Eye Associates surgeon numbs your eyelids to keep you comfortable and provides a sedative medication to help you relax.
Surgery is possible on both the upper and lower eyelids. Your surgeon cuts along the natural folds of your eyelid to reduce your risk for scars. They remove excess skin and fat then pull the skin tighter before stitching the wound closed.
When repairing your lower eyelids, your Fry Eye Associates surgeon removes or redistributes existing fat and eliminates excess skin to improve the overall look of your eyes.
Since the surgeons at Fry Eye Associates perform eyelid surgery on an outpatient basis, you can expect to spend a brief period of recovery in the surgery center before you can go home to rest.
It’s common to experience temporary side effects of surgery like:
Your Fry Eye Associates provider can recommend pain relievers and ice therapy to keep you comfortable. You’ll also need to apply a medicated ointment to prevent an eye infection.
In the days after your surgery, symptoms continue to resolve and your vision clears. You’ll notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your eyes, as they’ll look younger and refreshed. It can take up to two weeks for bruising and swelling to go away completely.
If loose, hanging skin over your eye is disrupting your vision, schedule an eyelid surgery consultation today at Fry Eye Associates using the online booking feature or by calling the office.