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Eyelid Surgery for Medical Reasons: Beyond Aesthetics

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Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is often associated with cosmetic procedures. However, beyond its aesthetic benefits, eyelid surgery serves medical purposes that can significantly improve a person’s quality of life. In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery will explore the medical reasons for undergoing eyelid surgery, shedding light on the functional and health aspects of this commonly performed procedure.

1. Vision Improvement

One of the primary medical reasons for eyelid surgery is to improve vision. As we age, eyelids can droop or sag, obstructing the visual field and causing difficulties in daily activities such as reading, driving, or watching television. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues by removing excess skin and repositioning or tightening the eyelid muscles, ultimately improving eyesight.

2. Relief from Ptosis

Ptosis refers to drooping of the upper eyelid, which can obstruct vision and cause discomfort. This condition can be caused by various factors, including age, muscle weakness, nerve damage, or congenital defects. Eyelid surgery can effectively correct ptosis, providing patients with improved vision and quality of life.

3. Correction of Ectropion and Entropion

Ectropion and entropion are eyelid conditions that cause the eyelids to turn outward or inward, respectively. These conditions can lead to chronic eye irritation, redness, and even corneal damage. Eyelid surgery can correct the position of the eyelids, alleviating discomfort and improving eye health.

4. Elimination of Eyelid Baggage

Puffy bags under the eyes are not only a cosmetic concern but can also be associated with fluid retention and fat deposits. In some cases, these bags can interfere with normal tear drainage, leading to irritation and dry eyes. Blepharoplasty helps remove the excess fat and skin, alleviating both cosmetic and functional issues.

Eyelid surgery is not solely about aesthetics – it plays a crucial role in addressing various medical concerns. From improving vision and comfort to restoring functionality, this procedure offers numerous benefits beyond improving appearance. If you are experiencing any eyelid issues, consulting with a qualified medical professional can provide you with the guidance and information you need to make an informed decision.

At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our board-certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras has performed blepharoplasty surgeries in Sydney, allowing his patients to achieve not only a less tired look but also helps improve their vision. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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