The highly-regarded team at Wiles Eye Center is committed to offering Kansas City and St. Joseph patients a full spectrum of eye care services, including eyelid surgery. In fact, numerous patients who undergo vision correction surgery at Wiles Eye Center, often inquire about eyelid surgery, which can help further improve their vision and enhance the appearance of their eyes.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is an advanced surgical procedure that is often utilized by the Wiles Eye Center specialists for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the appearance of the eyes by eliminating sagging skin and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Although, often performed for aesthetic purposes, eyelid surgery may improve sight when used to lift droopy eyelids (ptosis), eyelashes and/or excess skin out of the patient’s field of vision.
When used for medically necessary purposes, eyelid surgery may be covered by the patient’s health insurance and may treat a number of conditions, including:
- Peripheral vision loss
- Skin touching lashes
- Heavy lid sensation
- Blurred reading vision
- Grainy or sandy feeling
- Burning and stinging
- Eyelid bags or bulges
- Eyelid granulation
Wiles Eye Center surgeons may utilize this advanced surgical procedure to improve the facial appearance of their patients and treat a number of aesthetic concerns, including:
- Puffy skin in the upper eyelids
- Under-eye bags
- Sagging lower eyelids
- Fine wrinkles in both upper and/or lower eyelids
- Tired eyes
- Wrinkling the forehead
Eyelid Surgery at Wiles Eye Center in Kansas City
Wiles Eye Center’s highly-skilled surgeons perform eyelid surgery at their accredited, leading-edge surgical facility. Eyelid lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that may last anywhere from one to three hours, depending on each patient’s individuals aesthetic and/or medical needs. During the procedure, our eye surgeons make small, inconspicuous incisions along the natural creases of the upper and/or lower eyelids to remove excess fat, skin and/or muscle. Blepharoplasty is generally performed under local anesthesia and patients may return home within hours following surgery.
Patients recover within seven to 10 days, but are able to return to work within a few days following surgery. Specific eye care guidelines are given to each patient and may include: pain medications, antibiotics, lubricating eye drops, bandages, as well as cold compresses. Minor bruising, swelling and/or discomfort are common following eyelid surgery. However, known for their unsurpassed patient care, the surgical team of talented eye surgeons closely monitors each patient following blepharoplasty to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery.
Eyelid Lift Surgery Candidacy
The best way to determine your candidacy for eyelid lift surgery is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with an ophthalmologist at Wiles Eye Center who will meticulously examine your eyes and develop a custom treatment that best suits your eye care needs. Eyelid lift surgery is sometimes performed in conjunction with a LASIK or cataract, allowing each patient to both restore their vision, as well as their youthful appearance.
What are the Benefits of Eyelid Lift Surgery?
When performed by a talented and highly-experienced eye specialist at Wiles Eye Center, eyelid surgery may lead to better vision, as well as a more youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance and fewer wrinkles. Our ophthalmologists are some of the top surgeons in the country who hold advanced training in a wide range of surgical procedure of the eye.
As leading LASIK and cataract surgery specialists, the team at Wiles Eye Center is dedicated to providing the best vision care in the area. To learn more about the services we offer and to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Stephen Wiles, MD, Erin Gilliland, MD, or Rachel Tischinski, OD, please request an appointment online or call our office at 816-455-2020.