Does Surgery Help Sagging Eyelids?
Our Franciscan Physician Network plastic and reconstructive and facial plastic surgeons answer your questions and share their expert insight to help you make informed decisions about eyelid surgery.
My eyelids have been sagging for years. Is there a procedure that can help?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it is more frequently known, is a plastic surgery procedure that restores a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the eye area. Over time, the eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat gathers above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and puffy bags under the eyes.
Besides making you look tired and older, the sagging skin around your eyes can reduce peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and cause your eyes to appear more alert.
During the procedure, excess fat, skin and muscle are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is usually done on an outpatient basis and takes less than two hours. Insurance may cover the procedure when it is needed to correct impaired vision. Before scheduling surgery, make sure your surgeon was trained specifically in plastic surgery and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This will ensure you've got a surgeon who is best qualified to perform eyelid surgery.
Meet Our Franciscan Physician Network Plastic and Reconstructive/Facial Plastic Surgeons
Jessica N. Gillespie, MD, and Jaime M. Ranieri, MD, of Franciscan Physician Network Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in Indianapolis, perform cosmetic surgeries and procedures that treat the results of trauma, birth defects and disease.
Our female plastic surgeons in Indianapolis are board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery. From tummy tucks and mommy makeovers to skin rejuvenation, the doctors and staff at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons in Indianapolis offer an array of life-enhancing treatments. To meet with Dr. Gillespie or Dr. Ranieri for a consult or appointment, call (317) 528-7650. For more information visit IndyCosmeticSurgery.com or FranciscanDocs.org.
Dr. Chad Glazer is the only board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon in Porter and LaPorte counties in Northwest Indiana. With offices in Chesterton and Michigan City, he performs various types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, head, and neck. To meet with Dr. Glazer for a consult or appointment, call (219) 878-5031.