Are Droopy Eyelids Impairing Your Vision? Consider An Eyelid Lift

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Not all changes in your vision are related to your eyes. For many men and women, droopy eyelids cause impaired or obstructed vision that is a constant nuisance. To help open up the eyes and restore a full field of vision, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint and the expert team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery are proud to offer advanced blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

What causes droopy eyelids?

Oftentimes, hanging upper eyelids are the result of a loss of skin elasticity, which occurs naturally as we age. However, some men and women are simply born with excess eyelid skin or hooded eyes. For these patients, upper blepharoplasty can be a life-changing solution for removing loose eyelid skin and, in some cases, improving their field of vision.

What is blepharoplasty?

Sometimes referred to as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a delicate procedure that aims to correct cosmetic and functional concerns involving the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Can blepharoplasty fix hooded eyes?

Upper eyelid surgery can be a fantastic solution for lightening up hooded or heavy eyelids that are interfering with a person’s vision. During the procedure, Dr. Myint carefully makes a precise incision in the crease of the upper eyelid, removes the extra skin, and tightens the remaining skin with tiny, delicate sutures.

Will I be able to see better after eyelid surgery?

If hanging eyelids are affecting your field of vision, upper blepharoplasty is likely to help. However, keep in mind that eyelid surgery does not impact your vision itself.

Does eyelid surgery smooth out Crow’s feet?

While blepharoplasty does offer a number of exciting benefits, it is important for patients to understand that the procedure is specifically designed to address concerns regarding the eyelids themselves. These may include:

  • Hanging eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • Loose eyelid skin
  • Extra eyelid skin
  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Downturned eyes
  • Puffy undereyes
  • Bulging fat under the eyes

For patients who are looking for a solution for Crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eyes, cosmetic injectables may be a more fitting option.

Will I have scars after eyelid lift?

Dr. Myint fully understands the desire to keep visible scarring to a minimum with any surgical procedure, especially one that involves your face. Fortunately, the incisions used during both upper and lower blepharoplasty are placed in areas where they can be almost completely concealed within the natural lines of the eyelids. In upper blepharoplasty, the tiny scar is hidden in the natural crease of the eyelid, while lower blepharoplasty scars are contained within the lower lash line itself.

How long does an eyelid lift last?

Patients who undergo blepharoplasty for obstructed vision can enjoy results that last for many years to come. However, even the most advanced cosmetic surgeries cannot fully stop the aging process, meaning patients may notice subtle changes to their eyelids over time.

Get the full, bright, open eyes you want with eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas

Whether you have naturally hooded eyes due to your heritage or have noticed hanging eyelids as a result of the aging process, blepharoplasty can help. With a wealth of experience, skill, and knowledge, Dr. Shoib Myint has helped men and women in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA get the gorgeous, long-lasting results they desire. Call Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Myint today, and take the first step toward seeing the world around you in a whole new way!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.