All patients are evaluated based on functional and cosmetic needs. The physicians at Marshall Eye Surgeons perform blepharoplasties and eyelid repairs; treat ptsosis; and offer facial rejuvenation.
Eyelids can loosen and sag with age. Heredity and sun exposure can also contribute to this process.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”), can give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat and lax muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. If sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs peripheral vision, blepharoplasty can eliminate the obstruction and expand the visual field.
For the upper eyelids, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
Fat in the lower eyelids can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel can be performed at the same time if desired, to smooth and tighten the lower lid skin. If there is excessive skin in the lower lid, the incision is made just below the lashes. Fat can be removed or repositioned through this incision, and the excess skin removed. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed together and also can be combined with other procedures such as eyebrow or forehead lift, midface lift, face lift, neck lift, or laser skin resurfacing.
Eye Repair & Reconstruction
Our doctors are world-renowned for effectively helping patients who require reconstructive surgery as a result of trauma or disfiguration to the eye area due to accidents, birth malformations or a variety of other reasons.
Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is the medical term for drooping of the upper eyelid(s). This lowering of the upper eyelid margin may cause a reduction in the field of vision when the eyelid either partially or completely obstructs the pupil. Patients with ptosis often have difficulty keeping their eyelids open. To compensate, they will often arch their eyebrows in an effort to raise the drooping eyelids. In severe cases, people with ptosis may need to lift their eyelids with their fingers in order to see. Children with ptosis may develop amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye,” or experience developmental delays due to the limitation of their vision.
Other Cosmetic Procedures
In addition to functional needs, Marshall Eye Surgeons offers these cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic
A simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age, BOTOX® is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Injections take only minutes and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Results can last up to four months and vary by patient.
Fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® can help achieve a more youthful look. Smoothing out skin folds and wrinkles or giving your mouth a fuller form can make a noticeable difference in your appearance. Results can last up to one year and vary by patient.