Thursday, May 18, 2017

Can Eyelid Surgery Improve Your Vision?

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that involves treating the upper or lower eyelids to improve loose saggy skin, wrinkles and bags. Blepharoplasty can result in a more youthful and energetic appearance of the eyes. In some men and women who have very saggy upper eyelids the blepharoplasty surgery can actually improve their peripheral vision. Blepharoplasty can remove excess sagging skin, muscle or fat to improve the aged and tired look of the eyes. In some people the major problem is sagging of the forehead and eyebrows rather than excess upper eyelid skin and these people benefit from a forehead- brow lift.

As people age the skin loses elasticity. The loss of elasticity and gravity can cause the sagging skin to collect on the upper eyelids. Many older adults consider eyelid surgery to help improve their vision. Their vision can be enhanced because the eyelid surgery can decrease any skin that may be blocking their view. There is a simple test to see how your vision can improve with upper eyelid surgery. Simply take your finger and lift up your upper eyelid or areas that sag. If there is a drastic difference, then it is time to consider eyelid surgery.

There is a whole world out there waiting to be seen. Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Motoki to help determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

Should You Get Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is for men and women who want to reduce the size of their breasts. You may wonder why men would be included. Some men suffer from gynecomastia, a condition of breast tissue development.

-Health: This is the number one reason why someone may want a breast reduction. Women with large breasts tend to suffer from back pain that can limit their physical activity. Breast reduction can relieve the back pain and allow these women to become more active. Some health conditions can cause breast development in men and an evaluation is necessary to look for a cause.

-Clothes: For many women, it is difficult to find tops that can fit their larger breast size without looking loose or baggy in other areas. Breast reduction surgery can help make the breasts more proportionate to the rest of the body. Men with gynecomastia can also struggle to find clothing that fits properly and looks good.

-Personal Gain: Larger breasts can be a distraction or annoyance for many women and breast reduction surgery can improve their appearance and lifestyle. Many women become more physically active after breast reduction surgery and often lose weight. Men feel more comfortable at the gym and pool. Breast reduction surgery can enhance self-esteem for both women and men.

Discuss your concerns and questions with Dr. David Motoki, and together you can decide if breast reduction surgery is right for you.