Functional Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

Functional Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

A doctor marking a patient’s eyelid for upper eyelid surgery.Functional upper eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is an efficient procedure to address functional issues related to the upper eyelids. Enhancing the upper eyelid’s appearance creates a more youthful appearance for the entire face.  

Aside from enhanced aesthetics, the procedure can notably improve vision and alleviate associated headaches. Learn more about it and its benefits below.

How Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed? 

Functional upper eyelid surgery typically involves making incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelids to remove excess skin, fat, or muscle. 

The procedure helps alleviate functional issues such as vision obstruction, eyelid heaviness, and discomfort, restoring optimal functionality and improving overall eye health. Typically, it’s an outpatient process requiring only local anesthetic. 

Functional Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

Here are a few benefits of blepharoplasty:

  • Improved Vision: Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess skin obstructing vision, improving both peripheral and overall eyesight.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Reduction of heavy, drooping eyelids can alleviate discomfort and strain caused by constant eyelid sagging (ptosis).
  • Minimized Headaches: Relief from tension headaches that may result from strained forehead muscles compensating for heavy eyelids.
  • Youthful Appearance: Upper eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the eyes. Plus, it creates a more youthful and refreshed appearance. 
  • Easier Makeup Application: A smoother eyelid contour facilitates easier and more precise makeup application.
  • Reduced Eye Fatigue: Decreased eyelid weight can alleviate eye fatigue and prevent eye strain.
  • Enhanced Facial Symmetry: Upper eyelid surgery can balance facial features and improve overall facial symmetry.
  • Natural Facial Expression: Removing excess eyelid skin allows for a more natural and relaxed appearance. 
  • Long-term Results: Upper eyelid surgery provides lasting results, offering functional benefits that improve quality of life for years to come.

These improvements not only alleviate physical discomfort and eye fatigue but also provide long-term results that enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of the eyes.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Specialists in St. Louis

Functional Upper Lid Blepharoplasty offers significant benefits, including improved vision and a refreshed appearance, by removing excess skin from the upper eyelids.

For personalized advice and to explore how this surgery can enhance your quality of life, schedule a consultation with Ophthalmic Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Inc. in St. Louis or call us at 314-567-3567.

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