When your ophthalmologist recommends eyelid surgery, you might be unsure of what to expect. At West Texas Eye Associates, we understand your concerns and want to help you keep your eyes as healthy as they can be. If you are looking for eye care or considering eyelid surgery in Lubbock, Midland, or the surrounding areas, contact our team at West Texas Eye Associates.
What Is Eyelid Surgery Used For?
Eyelid surgery is used to remove excess skin from around your eyelids. Your eye doctor might also add or remove fat to improve the look and function of your eyelids. This can be used for medical reasons to improve vision. Excess puffiness in the eyelids can make it more difficult to see. Eyelid surgery can also be used cosmetically to reduce puffing and improve the appearance of your eyes.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery is a quick procedure that is usually done in the office. You will be given medication to numb your eye and help you relax before the surgery. From there, your ophthalmologist will make a small incision near the top of your eyelid. We will remove the excess skin, muscle, or fat. We will then stitch the incision closed. If the bottom lid needs to be repaired, your eye doctor will repeat the process in that location. In that case, we will make the incision as subtle as possible under your eyelashes. This will help hide or reduce any scarring.
As you recover from your eyelid surgery, expect to have some swelling or bruising around your eyes for a week or two. You will also have stitches in place for a while around your eyes. While the recovery should be fairly easy, you should expect slight pain. Your vision might be blurry at times as well, so make sure you have someone nearby to help you stay safe. If things seem off, call your eye doctor and ask us what to do.
Contact Our Eye Doctors at West Texas Eye Associates
Our eye doctors at West Texas Eye Associates want to help you feel as confident and healthy as possible. With eyelid surgery, you can improve the appearance of your eyes or potentially improve your vision. If your ophthalmologist recommends eyelid surgery, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands. If you need eye care in Lubbock, Midland, or the surrounding areas, call our team today at (806) 792-5900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.