The signs of aging can have a negative impact on one’s overall appearance. Both adult men and women often struggle with the fine lines and wrinkles that form on the face, making them appear older than they might actually feel. However, many patients overlook their eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and when the lids are drooping, sagging, or puffy, they can age us almost instantly.
Dr. Steve Thom of Thom Eye and Laser Clinic in Fargo, ND encourages patients to take charge of their appearance and speak to him about certain procedures that can help reverse aging, including eyelid surgery called “blepharoplasty.”
What does blepharoplasty accomplish?
Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery that can be performed with Dr. Steve Thom in Fargo. The treatment can be performed on either the patient’s upper and/or lower eyelid, depending on their unique needs. This surgery is often recommended for patients who are experiencing enough sagging of the eyelid to impact their field of vision. Patients with bags under their eyes or drooping that is more cosmetic in nature may want to consider the advantages of this treatment as well.
What can I expect from eyelid surgery?
This routine procedure is performed by our doctor and can be completed in less than two hours in most cases. The incisions are made in the natural crease of the eye to reduce scarring, and excess tissue, skin, muscles, and fat are removed where needed. The area is sutured, and patients are released from our surgical facility with aftercare instructions. Prior to the procedure, patients will book their post-operative appointment for a follow-up, and any concerns should be communicated to the doctor if signs of infection or extensive bleeding occur after returning home.
Work with the most dedicated professional staff in the Fargo, ND area. Contact Thom Eye and Laser Clinic today at (701) 235-5200. Our facility is located at 2601 University Drive S, and our procedures are performed at the state-of-the-art clinic, the Center of Special Surgery. This facility offers outpatient surgery services in operating rooms fully equipped with the modern technology needed to offer this and many other cosmetic and medical procedures.