Oculoplastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery helps reconstruct the area around the eye. Eye Specialists and Surgeons of Northern Virginia offer solutions for helping patients with excess eyelid skin, droopy eyelids or eyelids that turn inward or outward. Changes to the eyes caused by hereditary weaknesses, prolonged abuse of the skin, over-exposure to the sun, and aging can change your appearance, limit your vision, and cause eye pain. We specialize in treatment of ptosis, ectropion, entropion, epiblepharon, lacrimal tearing, lid lesions, orbital fractures, orbital lesions, chalazions, and more.

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As you age, the skin and muscles of your eyelids and eyebrows may sag and droop. You may get a lump in the eyelid due to normal fat around your eye that begins to show under the skin. These changes can lead to other problems. For example:

  • Excess skin on your upper eyelid can block your central vision (what you see in the middle when you look straight ahead) and your peripheral vision (what you see on the sides when you look straight ahead). Your forehead might get tired from trying to keep your eyelids open. The skin on your upper eyelid may get irritated.
  • Loose skin and fat in the lower lid can create “bags” under the eyes that are accentuated by drooping of your cheeks with age. Many people think these bags look unattractive and make them seem older or chronically tired.

Upper or Lower Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can help correct these problems. Patients often refer to this surgery as an “eyelid tuck” or “eyelid lift.” Please know that the eyelid itself may not be lifted during this type of surgery, but instead the heaviness of the upper eyelids and/or puffiness of the lower eyelids are usually improved.

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