Michigan Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Treating Rochester Hills & Troy, MI Patients

Dr. Hakimzadeh performs corrective eyelid surgery for eye care patients who suffer from eyelid ptosis, also known as droopy eyelids. Droopy eyelids can occur in both children and adults, however, they are often associated with aging. Eyelid ptosis can droop over the pupil and affect vision, at which point patients often undergo corrective eyelid surgery at Oakland Eye Clinic.

Our eye doctor, Dr. Hakimzadeh has years of experience performing corrective eyelid surgery and has treated a number of eyelid surgery patients. Eyelid surgery can also be combined with LASIK for patients who want to achieve corrected vision and gain freedom from having to wear glasses and contact lenses.

Droopy Eyelids Causes and Symptoms

The most common and obvious sign of droopy eyelids is droopy skin that falls over the eye. The degree of ptosis will vary from one patient to another. However, if the droopy upper eyelid skin falls over your eyes and is affecting your ability to see, it is time to seek treatment.

Eyelid ptosis is generally caused by aging. In aging patients, ptosis can usually get worse over time and this can be evident when comparing pictures of themselves from a few years ago to today. This is because as we age the skin on our body loses its elasticity as well as essential ingredients that keep it tight and youthful. This is completely normal and in fact, many patients develop eyelid ptosis as they age. However, eyelid ptosis can also be present at birth due to genetics or congenital deformities.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Medical eyelid surgery also called blepharoplasty, is performed to correct droopy eyelids and should therefore be carried out by an eye surgeon rather than a cosmetic surgeon.

The procedure is often done in an accredited medical facility under general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Hakimzadeh tightens the levator muscles to lift the eyelids to their normal position. If the levator muscles are weakened, they will be attached to the eyelid under the eyebrow so they can stay in place. This is all done with very fine stitches that will not cause any significant discomfort after surgery.

This procedure is very delicate and when not performed by an eye surgeon can result in chronic dry eye and the eyelids may not appear symmetrical. This is why it is very important that you visit an eye surgeon for this corrective medical procedure.

The surgery usually lasts less than an hour, after which time you will be free to go home. We recommend that you have someone drive you as you will most likely be drowsy form the anesthesia.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Immediately after the procedure, you will be sent home to recover. Your eye may be patched up so that it can be protected during the healing process. In general, you will recover and be able to enjoy better vision within one to two weeks.

During recovery, Dr. Hakimzadeh will see you on a regular basis to ensure that you are healing properly and that you are following all aftercare instructions. If you should have any concerns or discomfort in between you follow up visits, we kindly ask you to call us right away. As you recover, you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, all of which is normal and will subside fairly quickly. We will offer you a variety of post-surgery medicine as well as instruction on how to minimize any swelling, discomfort and risk of developing an infection.

Eyelid Surgery Candidacy

Your eyelid surgery candidacy will need to be determined by our eye surgeon, Dr. Roxana Hakimzadeh. Please call us today to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation. The most qualified candidates for eyelid surgery are patients whose vision is affected by droopy eyelids and those who can tolerate the procedure well. If you suffer from major medical conditions that may put you at increased risk due to anesthesia, you may not be a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

Your Eyelid Surgery Evaluation

During your eyelid surgery evaluation, Dr. Hakimzadeh will evaluate your eyelid and determine if you are a candidate. She will also talk to you about your medical history and what to expect before, during and after surgery. You may ask our doctor to show you before and after pictures of other eyelid surgery patients so that you can get an idea of what the results will look like. We will then draft a custom surgical plan just for you and schedule your procedure at your convenience.

Please call us today to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation with our Detroit eye surgeon, Dr. Roxana Hakimzadeh.

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