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Close Up of Female Face Touching Index Finger and Thumb Around Eye AreaSometimes, residents come to Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC presenting a myriad of cosmetic and medical issues. Such is the case with patients who have amblyopia, or lazy eye as it is commonly called, and sagging or drooping eyelids. Often, these residents are curious if blepharoplasty, which is commonly known as an eye lift, can help alleviate the medical issue of lazy eye. Read on to learn more about these conditions.

What is Lazy Eye?

Lazy eye is an eye condition in children that develops when a child’s vision doesn’t develop properly. Typically affecting only one eye, lazy eye, if left untreated, can cause serious vision issues as the visual brain learns to ignore the visual stimuli perceived by the lazy eye. Lazy eye is not caused by obstructed eyes due to drooping eyelids. Lazy eye is a condition that is commonly diagnosed and treated by a skilled ophthalmologist.

Can Blepharoplasty Fix My Lazy Eye?

Since lazy eye is a visual issue and not a cosmetic one, blepharoplasty can’t fix lazy eye. Depending on the root cause of the lazy eye, ophthalmologists will deploy some techniques to correct the lazy eye and ensure that the child develops proper vision in the affected eye.

What Can Blepharoplasty Fix?

Even though blepharoplasty can’t fix lazy eyes, it is an effective cosmetic procedure for addressing eyelids that droop, either due to hereditary reasons or aging. Blepharoplasty can be used to address sagging skin on both the upper and lower eyelids – the two parts of your body with the thinnest layers of skin. Blepharoplasty can address eyelids that sag or droop, cause bags under the eyes, or otherwise create an aged or tired look on residents, or obstruct vision.

How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty corrects both puffiness in the eyelids and the sagging look of drooping skin. With an upper eyelift, the hanging skin is removed, providing residents with a natural-looking, more alert appearance. And, to add to a natural-looking result, the incision for upper blepharoplasty is made in the eyelid crease, making it almost entirely unnoticeable post-surgery. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty removes the bags underneath the eyes and puffiness that commonly develops with age.

How Can I Learn More About Blepharoplasty?

If you are noticing sagging and drooping skin on your eyelids, or puffiness above and below your eyes, you may be feeling self-conscious about the way your face looks. Or, your sagging skin may be making it hard for you to see. There’s no need to let this sign of aging negatively impact your self-confidence. When blepharoplasty is performed by a skilled and artful cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Sikorski of Natural Image OC, you can regain your youthful appearance without looking “done up.”

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty, the best thing you can do is to speak with Dr. Sikorski herself. During a consultation at Natural Image OC, Dr. Sikorski will examine your face, explain the blepharoplasty procedure to you, and come up with a unique treatment plan for your individualized case. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sikorski at her office today.