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Upper eyelid surgery and how Eye Magic can be an alternative
Blepharoplasty can be both a functional or cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal and/or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons. When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may hang over the eyelashes and cause of loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid surgery is performed to improve peripheral vision. Patients with a less severe amount of excess skin may have a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always done for cosmetic reasons, to improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of skin.
Eyelid blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids, or from the inside surface of the lower eyelid. Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable. Depending upon the scope of the procedure, the operation takes one to three hours to complete.
The anatomy of the upper/lower eyelids, patients’ skin quality, patients’ age, and the adjacent bony and soft tissue all affect the cosmetic and functional outcomes after blepharoplasty. Factors which are known to cause complications after blepharoplasty surgery include failure to recognize factors such as:
- preexisting dry eyes – which may become exacerbated by disrupting the natural tear film
- laxity (loosness) of the lower lid margin (edge) – which predisposes to lower lid malposition
- prominence of the eye in relation to the malar (cheek) complex – which predisposes to lower lid malposition
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery estimates the average physician/surgeon fee for blepharoplasty for 2005 to be around $2,813. These fees are for the physician/surgeon fees only and do not include fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, medical tests, prescriptions, surgical garments or any other miscellaneous costs related to the surgery. Physicians most qualified to perform blepharoplasties are plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, and those that practice oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Droopy/sagging upper eyelids
Eye Magic has been developed to provide an alternative to eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), which over one hundred thousand people opt for each year. Eyelid surgery can be expensive (nearly $7,000 in some cases) and can result in complications such as scarring, skin discoloration, and blurry or double vision to name a few. Eye Magic provides those with ptosis, or droopy eyelids, a non-surgical alternative to this surgery. Eye Magic’s patented strips, which are made from an extremely thin, transparent, non-porous, hypoallergenic, conformable plastic, counteract drooping eyelid skin by holding the skin in a natural position, restoring elasticity to the eyelid and lifting the eyelid droop.