Aging comes with it’s ups and downs. On the plus side, you’re wiser, more established and maybe even joining the empty-nester club! On the down side, your body is going through a lot of changes that most people would deem unpleasant. Regardless of how you feel about your aging body, it’s no secret that most people hate sporting fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. One of the first and most obvious signs of your age happens around your eyes.
Crow’s feet, droopy eyelids, and under eye bags can certainly put a damper on your confidence. Here at Kutryb Eye, we are dedicated to offering quality care and the self esteem boost that goes along with it. How do we do that? Through oculoplastic surgery!
Oculoplastic surgery is not well understood by most people, so let’s take a moment to break down what oculoplastic surgery is, and why someone would need it.
What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
Oculoplastic surgery refers to several different types of procedures performed on the eyelids, tear ducts, brows and the skin/bone surrounding the eye (the orbit). These procedures can, and often are, performed to improve both the functionality and the appearance of the eyes.
Reasons Patients Undergo Oculoplastic Surgery
The choice to undergo oculoplastic surgery is a personal one. When our patients at Kutryb Eye inquire about oculoplastic surgery, we do our best to help them make the decision that is best for them.
There are several different types of oculoplastic surgeries, and all can be utilized for different reasons. Oculoplastic surgery typically tackles the following issues:
- Fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes can be extremely aging. Our patients who deal with wrinkles beyond what BOTOX and dermal fillers can fix may be better off undergoing a brow lift or blepharoplasty. These procedures removes excess skin and tighten the muscles/skin surrounding the eye, leading to a more youthful appearance.
- Droopy, saggy upper eyelids. Sagging upper eyelids are one of the most common symptoms of aging. This happens to everyone as the skin around your eyes becomes thinner, and the muscles in the upper eyelid becomes weaker. A upper eyelid blepharoplasty can work wonders, giving you a more “awake” appearance. A blepharoplasty can also help those who have decreased vision due to sagging eyelids.
- Under eye bags. Another common reason people undergo oculoplastic surgery is to get rid of under eye bags. This is another job for blepharoplasty! A lower lid blepharoplasty allows doctors to remove the excess fat and skin causing these under eye bags, leaving you looking and feeling refreshed.
- Entropion/Ectropion. These conditions cause a dysfunction of the lower eyelids. Entropion occurs when the lower eyelid turns inward, causing the eyelashes and eyelid to rub against the cornea. Entropion occurs when the lower eyelid turns outward, causing the inner eyelid to become exposed. These problems are not only unsightly, but can cause serious issues with your eye health. Oculoplastic surgery can easily correct these issues.
These are only some of the reasons a person would undergo oculoplastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery is diverse and can be used to treat a large number of medical conditions.
If you are interested in oculoplastic surgery and would like to speak to a professional, contact Kutryb Eye today! Our oculoplastic surgeons are some of the best in the industry. Call today to schedule your oculoplastic consultation today!