Not only are your eyes an essential factor in your ability to communicate non-verbally with those around you, but they are also one of your most important and sensitive sensory organs. Thankfully, you have your eyelids to help keep them safe with a variety of functions, such as lubricating the surface of your eye, protecting the surface from contaminants and irritants, and allowing your eyes to rest from the stress of visual and light stimulation. However, what happens when your eyelids become the source of your visual problems and eye strain? Well, the answer is that you’ll likely need eyelid surgery—also known as blepharoplasty.
Here are a few of the most common issues you may be experiencing if you’re in need of eyelid surgery:
Drooping or Sagging Eyelids
Most commonly, patients seek out blepharoplasty in order to deal with eyelid drooping and sagging. As people age, the eyelids can lose their elasticity and begin to sag. This can likewise occur due to genetics or environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure. Droopy eyelids can be an aesthetic bother to be dealt with, but they can also be a significant hindrance to your vision, which may require a specialized form of eyelid surgery directed toward ptosis treatment.
Excessive Wrinkles and Puffiness
The same inelasticity that causes your eyelids to sag or droop can also exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles. From dynamic fine lines to deeper static wrinkles, this inelasticity can make the signs of aging appear far more pronounced than they ought to.
Similarly, this inelasticity can also cause excess puffiness to appear under your eyes, as the fat in weakened eyelids can shift downwards, creating extra swelling in addition to fluid buildups.
A Loss of Self-Confidence
Both of the issues mentioned above can lead to an additional loss of confidence in your appearance, which can have innumerable psychological effects on you as you navigate your day-to-day life. Thankfully, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can help you reclaim a more positive body image.
Trusted Eyelid Surgery From Dr. John W. Murrell
No matter the reason your eyelids are causing you trouble, reach out to Dr. John W. Murrell at 303-351-1177 to schedule an appointment and see what he can do for you. Operating out of both Panhandle Eye Group Subspecialists and Amarillo Cataract & Eye Surgery Center, Dr. Murrell proudly offers top-notch ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery to Amarillo, TX, and the surrounding communities.