Patients in Charlotte are considering eyelid surgery for a variety of reasons. During the aging process, the eyes are one of the first and most visible areas to show aging. The eyes are the “windows to the soul” and the main non-verbal cues to our feelings, thoughts, and emotions. When the eyes begin to age, they can create a tired or sad appearance. For many people, the appearance of their eyes does not accurately reflect how they feel on the outside. This is one of the main reasons patients in Charlotte seek eyelid surgery.
Another common reason patients have eyelid surgery is to improve their vision. The skin of the eyelid can become so heavy or the eye can droop low enough to obstruct part of the vision. If vision has become limited secondary to heavy skin or drooping of the upper eyelid, patients can be an excellent candidate for upper eyelid surgery.
What are the Options for Eyelid Surgery in North Carolina?
There are a variety of surgeries that are performed on the eyelids. They include:
- Upper eyelid lift or upper blepharoplasty
- Lower eyelid lift or lower blepharoplasty
- Droopy eyelid repair or ptosis repair
- Lower lid tightening or canthoplasty surgery
What are the Indications for an Upper Blepharoplasty or Upper Eyelid Lift?
Overtime, excess skin or tissue can form in the upper eyelid region. The excess skin and tissue can make the eye appear tired, sad, or obstruct vision. For these reasons, an upper eyelid lift can be performed to remove the excess skin or tissue in a simple outpatient surgery.
What are the Indications for a Lower Blepharoplasty or Lower Eyelid Lift?
As we age, bags can form underneath our eyes. These “bags” can change the appearance of the face and that’s why patients seek options to remove the eye bags. The bags, which are commonly caused by a protrusion of fat from around the eye, can be removed with a lower blepharoplasty procedure. A lower blepharoplasty removes or relocates the extra fat of the lower eyelid. If the patient has excess skin of the lower eyelid, it will also be removed at the same time.
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What are the Indications to Repair a Droopy Eyelid or Ptosis Repair?
Ptosis or drooping of the eyelid may be present at birth or can occur as we age. There is a muscle, Müeller muscle, which attached to the upper lid and if this muscle or tendon becomes weak, either one or both of the eyelids may droop, leading to vision or aesthetic problems. During ptosis repair, the location where the eyelid crosses the iris (or colored area of the eye) is raised.
What are the Indications for Lid Tightening Surgery or Canthoplasty Repair?
The strength and location of the lower lid is evaluated before all eyelid surgery is performed on the lower lid. If the lower lid is weak, it may change locations during aging or after surgery and fall, allowing more of the ‘’white” part of the eyeball to show. If the lower eyelid is weak, a lid tightening procedure, known as canthoplasty or canthopexy, will be added to the lower eyelid surgery procedure to ensure best results for the patient.
How Can I Check Out to See If I am a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery in North Carolina?
There are a variety of surgical options for eyelid surgery in North Carolina. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The surgery can be completed for aesthetic or functional (vision) concerns. Eyelid surgery is an outpatient surgery and the recovery time is typically one week. For more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kulbersh, a Beverly Hills trained facial plastic surgeon, please call (704) 842-3644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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