Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and because of gravity, the eyelids begin to droop. This sagging skin doesn't just make one look older and more tired; it can also obstruct the line-of-sight, causing vision problems. Dr. McCarty can help alleviate these problems, and restore a more youthful, refreshed look to your face with a plastic surgery procedure known as "blepharoplasty."
In blepharoplasty surgery, excess skin and puffiness are addressed, resulting in a more youthful contour. The natural lid crease is visible once again, and the heavy sensation from excess skin folds is eliminated. Since the incisions are made along the natural contours of the lids, visible scarring is virtually nonexistent.
Surgery for Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
The word “ptosis” refers to a condition where the eyelid margin of one or both of the lids hangs down farther than usual, resulting in a partially closed eye. Ptosis can cause cosmetic problems as well as difficulties with vision. Most commonly, this results from an age-related disinsertion of the muscle attachments of the lid.
There are a variety of procedures that Dr. McCarty can perform to correct eyelid ptosis, allowing patients to fully open their eyelids. If you are inconvenienced by drooping eyelids, contact our office to find out which ptosis treatment would be best suited to your particular case.
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
If you are troubled by bags beneath your eyes, you may benefit most from a procedure called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this surgery, the incisions are made on the inside of your eyelid, which means that there will be absolutely no visible scarring. Fat, but no skin, is removed, smoothing out the protruding eye bags to restore a more youthful, trim contour under the eye.
Lower Eyelid Conditions
With aging, an imbalance of the lower lid muscles can cause the lid to turn under (entropion) or turn out (ectropion). Both of these conditions impair lid function, can cause irritation, tearing, and can even jeopardize the health of the eye. Dr McCarty performs eyelid surgery with local anesthesia to help restore the normal position of the lower lid, alleviating these symptoms.