Heavy upper eyelids can significantly age the face, making you look much younger than you actually feel. This is why eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in America. Blepharoplasty, the medical term for an eyelid lift, can give a rejuvenated appearance to the face by removing fatty deposits from the eyelid, thus reducing the puffy appearance that is so common with sagging eyelids.
Drooping and heavyset upper eyelids can be more than just a cosmetic annoyance. Sure, they make you look tired and older than you actually are. But sagging eyelids can also present a danger to your eyesight. Heavy eyelid skin can sag over the visual axis, which blocks your overhead visual field. This condition is referred to as dermatochalasis, and it can be difficult to live with, as it impairs a great deal of your vision.
Enjoy A Superior Blepharoplasty Experience at Envision Eye and Laser Center
Here at Envision Eye and Laser Center in Glenn Dale, MD, Renee Bovelle, MD and her staff are dedicated to providing you with a superior blepharoplasty experience. Before you begin the procedure, Dr. Bovelle will schedule an initial consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
A few factors that indicate you’re a viable candidate include the following:
- You’re a healthy individual who does not smoke
- You don’t have any serious eye conditions, as this can make the blepharoplasty procedure difficult to perform. These eye conditions can include but are not limited to glaucoma, detached retinas, dry eyes, and other maladies.
- You don’t suffer from any cardiovascular diseases.
- You don’t suffer from high blood pressure and circulatory disorders.
Once Dr. Bovelle has determined that you’re a viable candidate for blepharoplasty, you’ll undergo the procedure. This generally takes about an hour to perform and can be done in the outpatient area. Cold compresses will need to be used during the first few days of treatment, while antibiotic ointments should be applied throughout the recovery period. This usually lasts for about one month.
If you’re ready to get rid of your drooping and sagging eyelids, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bovelle at Envision Eye and Laser Center today! Located in Prince George’s county Maryland, we’re just a short dive from Bowie, Silver Spring and Washington DC. Just fill out the form in the top left corner to save on your blepharoplasty procedure, or call 305-805-4664.