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What To Expect When Getting Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is usually only done when people reach an older age, however there are instances where younger people need this procedure. Reason a younger person would need eyelid surgery is if they were born with droopy upper eyelids known as ptosis, or they developed a disease that caused their eyelids to droop. This surgery is referred to as blepharoplasty, needed primarily if your drooping eyelids are affecting your vision. While it is geared mostly for those who have impaired vision, blepharoplasty can also be used as a cosmetic eyelid surgery to improve a person’s looks. If a person is seeking eyelid lifts for cosmetic reasons, it is important to note that it will not improve wrinkles around the eyelid area, lift eyebrows, or get rid of dark circles. When used in combination with other cosmetic procedures, it usually accompanies a facelift or brow lift.

If you have decided that eyelid surgery is the right course of action for you whether out of need or desire, it’s imperative that you understand all facets of cosmetic procedures. The biggest misconception to surgeries is that they all require you to be under anesthesia; with eyelid surgery this is not the case. If you are only receiving this treatment, it is usually done while you are awake. Medicine will be given to you to relax you, and you will receive a numbing medicine. The surgeon will then make small incisions into your natural eyelid creases and folds, removing extra fat tissue. After that the eyelid muscles will be tightened and the incisions will be closed with stitches.

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Eyelid surgery can present risks like infection, or worst case scenario, vision loss. Due to the possible risks it’s extremely important you find the best plastic surgeons in Miami to perform this delicate task. If you do the proper research and locate a skilled Miami cosmetic surgeon who is experienced in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, getting eyelid surgery can provide a pleasing aesthetic outcome and have you home resting the same day.

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum, MD. Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Miami Plastic Surgery
Opthalmic Plastic Surgery | Cosmetic & Reconstructive
Miami, Florida