Eyelid Surgery Jacksonville

There is an old saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and as we see the world through our eyes so our eyes tell the world a lot about us. Eyelid surgery is performed to reduce the aged and tired look of heavy, puffy eyelids. There are many factors which contribute to puffy, tired looking eyes:

  • Chronic lack of sleep and tiredness
  • An unhealthy diet or lifestyle
  • Excessive drinking
  • Gravity
  • Aging
  • Heredity factors

Blepharoplasty is the corrective procedure whereby the excess skin, muscle and sometimes fat is removed to give a fresh, rejuvenated appearance to the eyes.

There is also a condition called ptosis of the eyelid (droopy eyelid) in which the levator muscle, responsible for raising the eyelid, is weak, or the related nerves are damaged, so the upper eyelid hangs down excessively often partially blocking the vision. Ptosis of the eyelid can occur in children as well as the elderly. This is treated by surgically tightening the levator muscle.

Another type of eyelid surgery that is becoming more popular is Asian or double eyelid surgery which is a procedure to give a crease to the upper eyelid in Asian patients. At Posh Plastic Surgery we do not perform Asian eyelid surgery neither do we treat ptosis of the eyelid. We feel that such procedures are extremely refined and can be tricky to get just right and therefore we advise that anyone looking to have either of these procedures done should consult a specialist with a great deal of experience and ask to see plenty of before and after pictures to be certain that they trust the skill of the surgeon before they choose to undergo their procedure.

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