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Christopher Hove, MD

Droopy Eyelid Surgery

A woman's right eye and cheekYour eyes can so so much without even trying. If you have haggard or tired eyes, you could be conveying the wrong message to others, however. Thankfully people in the greater Philadelphia, PA area who have drooping eyelids can undergo eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).

Dr. Christopher R. Hove and his team would like to consider some of the basics about cosmetic eyelid surgery below. This should help you know if the procedure is a good option for your aesthetic goals.

Droopy Eyelids as a Cosmetic Flaw

If you have upper eyelids that sag and droop, they can leave you looking much older than you are. The drooping of the eyelids tends to make your eyes appear tinier, and they give you a tired, haggard appearance as well. Livening up the eye area could work wonders for your appearance.

Droopy Eyelids as a Vision Issue

In addition to having negative effects on your appearance, drooping eyelids can also impact your eyesight. Eyelids that sag can block part of your field of vision. You may wear corrective lenses to improve your ability to see, but that won’t be able to fix your eyelids getting in the way of what you want to look at.

How Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Works

During cosmetic eyelid surgery, a plastic surgery can remove excess skin from the eyelid area and give you a much more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. By removing this sagging eyelid skin, the eyes will look much more youthful.

Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Good candidates for eyelid surgery are people who suffer from sagging of the upper eyelid. The eyelid sagging may cause cosmetic issues and/or problems with vision. If the patient’s vision is negatively affected by a drooping upper eyelid, the eyelid surgery may be covered by health insurance.

It’s important that prospective patients be in good overall health and not suffer from medical problems that would make and eyelid procedure a risk to general wellness. We will go over all of the potential risks and benefits of surgery at our Philadelphia area plastic surgery center.

What to Expect During Eyelid Surgery

During the eyelid surgery itself, a plastic surgeon will make an incision along the upper eyelid, it is carefully concealed in the natural eyelid crease in order to prevent visible scarring. Excess skin is removed to ensure an upper eyelid that does not sag.

The Results of Eyelid Surgery

The results of cosmetic eyelid surgery can be dramatic. The patient’s eyes look enlivened and refreshed, and scarring is difficult to notice thanks to the careful placement of the incision. For patients who experienced vision issues from their upper eyelid, they will now have a much larger field of vision, meaning a better sense of well-being overall.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?

The best way to find out if eyelid surgery is an ideal option for you is to stop by the practice for a consultation. We can also discuss brow lift surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that may help enhance your appearance and sense of self.

Learn More About Facial Rejuvenation

If you live in the Philadelphia area and would like to learn more about looking refreshed and rejuvenated, be sure contact a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. You can reach our office in Paoli by phone by calling (610) 647-3727.

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I believe that to excel in any career, one has to keep reaching, learning, and sharpening their skills, instead of resting idle on some self-declared title. At the Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we continually strive to bring you the latest advanced techniques and products in the field of facial plastic surgery, both cosmetic and reconstructive.

-Dr. Christopher Hove