Could You Be In Need of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid surgeryNot 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.

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Panhandle Eye Group Subspecialists

7411 Wallace Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79106

Amarillo Cataract & Eye Surgery Center

7310 Fleming Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106

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This is the latest IOL for Dr. Murrell's cataract practice. The LAL is the first IOL that can be adjusted after the surgery. Dr. Murrell can customize your IOL so that you can have the vision that you desire.

The LAL is a premium IOL which will not be covered under your medical insurance hence will have to pay for this IOL.


What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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