There are certain facial features that express more emotion than others. For example, just think of the eyes. You can tell when someone is happy, upset or depressed by how their eyes appear. It is also possible to tell if someone is being disrespectful or they are genuinely interested in something by the way they express emotion with their eyes.
Do you notice that people often tell you that you express emotions with your eyes that you do not really feel? This happens many times as a person gets older and they have loose, sagging skin around their eyelids. A person may be in a perfectly happy mood, but other individuals will comment that they look tired and upset. Fortunately, there are cosmetic procedures that can help correct loose eyelid skin. One option is oculoplastic surgery.
Oculoplastic surgery refers to a variety of surgical procedures that deal with the eyes and face. It can affect the eyelids, the eye sockets and the tear ducts. It can deal with the reconstruction of the eye and the surrounding area. It is effective at helping individuals to not only improve their appearance but also to improve their vision. For example, some individuals have upper eyelids that are hanging so low that it interferes with their vision. An upper eyelid oculoplastic surgery can help to improve a person’s vision.
When you come to our office for your first consultation, our medical professionals will meet with you and discuss all of the concerns you have. They will do a thorough examination and at least a partial eye exam. After a diagnosis has been made, we will talk about different treatment options that are available for you. Many individuals who have loose, baggy eyelids are good candidates for upper and lower eyelid oculoplastic surgery.
You should know that there will be some downtime after surgery. Most individuals are able to get back to work and other social activities after just a week or two. However, you may need more time before you engage in strenuous activity. The amount of downtime you require will depend on the type of procedure that is used, the type of work you do and how quickly you can heal.
Oculoplastic surgery can help you to have eyelids that express your true emotions. You can say goodbye to loose and baggy eyelids. This will improve your appearance and may also improve your vision. To see if you are a good candidate for oculoplastic surgery, visit Live Oak Ophthalmology in Wilmington. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.