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Understanding eye anatomy before undergoing surgery

If you are considering plastic surgery solutions such as eye surgery, you might have a variety of questions to ask the doctor. At Romo Plastic Surgery, we understand that elective procedures may seem overwhelming, but many patients seek these treatments because they provide natural, beautiful results! Eye surgery is a procedure that is often done when patients are experiencing the signs of aging around the eyes. This procedure, known as blepharoplasty, can help with sagging skin of the upper or lower eyelids, or even tighten the muscles for a more awakened appearance. This is best for patients who are showing their signs of aging in the eyes or are experiencing a restriction in their field of vision from a sagging eyelid. The blepharoplasty procedure is often done to correct this. 

Understanding eye anatomy 

To best understand how the blepharoplasty procedure is performed, patients will first want to have a better understanding of the anatomy of the eye and eyelids. This complex area includes the: 

  • Skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Orbicularis oculi muscle (upper eyelid muscle)
  • Orbital septum
  • Conjunctiva
  • Pre-aponeurotic fat pad
  • Tear ducts
  • Lacrimal caruncle
  • Palpebrae

Knowing the different parts of the eye can help a patient better understand what needs to be done while they are undergoing their surgical procedure. Patients will also want to learn about the various medical conditions that can contribute to problems within the eye area, including those that can and cannot be addressed with blepharoplasty. Some of the more common eye conditions seen include: 

  • Double eyelid
  • Lateral hooding
  • Steatoblepharon
  • Uneven eyelids
  • Belpharochalasis
  • Thyroid orbitopathy
  • Styes
  • Chalazion
  • Xanthelasma
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Congenital ptosis
  • Myasthenia gravis

If you have been diagnosed with any of these medical conditions, you may find that blepharoplasty procedures can help correct imperfections. During an evaluation, Dr. Thomas Romo III can make appropriate recommendations for individuals seeking treatment. 

Call Romo Plastic Surgery today 

New York, NY area patients in need of facial surgery, including eye surgery, will find that Dr. Thomas Romo III can help! Contact his office by calling (212) 288-1500 and scheduling a consultation at 135 East 74th Street. The practice accepts new and returning patients for facial plastic surgeries.  

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