Our appearance is our first impression. It’s usually what we are most self-conscious of. As we get older, the first noticeable sign of aging is usually around our eyes. Eyelid attachments begin to weaken, causing a look of sadness, anger, or exhaustion– even if we don’t feel that way. In some cases, the skin can become so loose and heavy that it droops over the eyes and can obstruct our vision in extreme cases. The skin can become so loose and heavy that it droops over the eyes and can obstruct our vision in extreme cases. Fortunately, Dr. Garcia is an Oculoplastic surgeon and can customize this procedure to suit our needs and goals. Dr. Garcia believes the natural aging process should not create barriers to our vision or hinder us from a refreshed appearance.
Blepharoplasty is another word for eyelid surgery to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin. In many cases this procedure is performed for medical reasons. Common daily activities like driving, reading, and wearing glasses become more difficult. Other medical symptoms include irritation from excess folds of eyelid skin rubbing together and forehead discomfort from overused muscles that strain to lift sagging skin in the eyelid area.
After surgery to repair the droopy eyelids, we begin to experience the functional benefits such as increased peripheral vision. The benefits of this medical upper eyelid surgery are unique to each patient, but generally we can expect improved perception of our upper visual field and better peripheral vision. Eyelid surgery is a very common procedure that helps both men and women enhance their appearance and eliminate visual obstruction caused by excess skin on the upper eyelids. Dr. Garcia highly suggests this procedure to anyone noticing obstruction of their vision or someone that wants to improve their appearance.