Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Effectively Treat Heavy Lids By on November 09, 2015

An older woman smilingHere at Mesna Plastic Surgery, we always want to make sure that patients understand the surgery they are going to undergo and how it can benefit them. This is what makes us one of the leading cosmetic surgery centers in the greater Minneapolis area.

One extremely effective surgery to consider is cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Let's focus on how this surgical option can address issues with the upper eyelids.

Aesthetic Issues Caused by Heavy Upper Eyelids

If you have heavy upper eyelids, they can have a major impact on your overall appearance. Many people who have heavy upper eyelids wind up looking tired or weary as a result. This can obviously affect your self-confidence, and might even make you feel a little tired too.

Vision Problems Caused by Heavy Upper Eyelids

In addition to causing a number of aesthetic issues, heavy upper eyelids can potentially affect the quality of your vision. If you have heavy upper eyelids, they may sag or droop low, obscuring your overall vision and limiting your ability to see properly or fully. This can make driving more hazardous as well as making everyday tasks more of a hassle in general.

About Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Surgery

One great way to address both the aesthetic problems associated with heavy upper eyelids as well as the vision issues is to undergo upper eyelid surgery. During an upper eyelid surgery, part of the eyelid skin is removed so that the sagging and drooping is no longer an issue. It's a very safe and effective procedure to consider.

Ideal Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for upper eyelid surgery are people with heavy upper eyelids that cause cosmetic problems, vision problems, or a combination of the two. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any health issues that would make a facial surgery procedure such as this a potential health hazard.

The Procedure May Be Eligible for Insurance Coverage

If the drooping of your eyelids affect your eyesight and general vision, you may have a medical necessity to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery. Be sure to check with your doctor and your insurance provider to learn more about these matters as it can make a major difference when it comes to paying for surgery.

Where Are Incisions Located During Upper Eyelid Surgery?

During upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the natural crease along the fold of the upper eyelid. This helps limit the size and extent of scarring, and keeps the small scar well concealed from others. Surgeons are able to make all necessary adjustments through this small incision.

What to Expect After Undergoing Upper Eyelid Surgery

After you have undergone upper eyelid surgery, common side effects include soreness and discomfort, blurry vision, light sensitivity, itchy or irritated eyes, watery eyes, bruising, and swelling. These are all normal and will diminish as you continue to recover.

By the end of two weeks, many of the significant side effects will have faded. There will be followup visits with your cosmetic surgeon to ensure that you are healing properly and free from complications.

Learn More About Upper Eyelid Surgery

For more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and how it can help you look your absolute best, be sure to contact our cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The team at Mesna Plastic Surgery will work with you to ensure that you look and feel your absolute best.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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