I’d like to get eyelid surgery. When I think of what the surgery actually does, I feel like the eyes will be more open after surgery and that you may then have trouble closing them. Does this ever happen?
The purpose of eyelid surgery is to rejuvenate your eyes so that they do appear to be more open and attentive. My goal in blepharoplasty is to give your eyes about 10-15 years of youth. I do not attempt to change the shape and overall appearance of your eyes and face with blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid surgery is performed by removing the excess skin of the upper eyelids. One of the potential complications of upper eyelid surgery is to remove too much skin which would lead to difficulty closing the eyes. It is imperative that the experienced blepharoplasty surgeon takes time to measure the proper amount of excess upper eyelid skin prior to removal to avoid this potential complication.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld