At the Thom Eye and Laser Clinic, Dr. Steve Thom provides both medical and cosmetic solutions for the eyes. He is an ophthalmologist in the community of Fargo, ND who services patients in the area and can provide cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as “blepharoplasty.”
Understanding the blepharoplasty cosmetic procedure
The providers at Thom Eye and Laser Clinic describe blepharoplasty as an eyelid surgery that is often done for cosmetic reasons, though patients who are experiencing hanging of their upper eyelids that contribute to a reduce field of vision may seek this treatment as a solution for restoring their vision. In this procedure, the doctor will remove excess skin from the upper eyelid that may be sagging over the eyes and making it difficult for patients to see properly. The incisions are done right along the eyelid creases to greatly reduce the risk of visible scarring. This condition, when done for cosmetics, can open up the eyes and allow patients the opportunity to look younger and more attractive.
Who is a proper candidate for blepharoplasty?
Any adult patient of either gender may be able to undergo cosmetic eyelid procedure. In most cases, patients should be of good overall health and wellness prior to their procedure. Patients who have eye diseases are not good candidates for this treatment until their conditions have been treated and resolved. Additionally, patients will need to have good muscle tone of the eye area. Most patients who undergo this procedure are men and women over the age of 40 years old who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyes or are struggling with reduced field of vision from excess sagging skin.
Ready to discuss blepharoplasty with Dr. Steve Thom?
Contact our ophthalmologist in the area of Fargo, ND today to learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery solutions available at Thom Eye and Laser Clinic. His practice is located at 2601 University Drive S and can be reached by phone at (701) 235-5200. We welcome new and existing patients in the area who are seeking premiere eye care solutions to request a consultation with our team.