Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, alters the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The aim is to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Enhance the natural shape of your eyes with Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. This procedure is used to treat excess skin around the eye, and eliminate bags and fat deposits. The result – a more youthful, fresher look and brighter, enhanced eyes.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that alters the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. The aim is to improve the appearance of the area surrounding the eyes.
Eyelid Surgery can alter:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid – this can sometimes affect a person’s vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness beneath the eyelid skin
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids – to avoid showing white below the iris
- Extra skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
Good Candidates Candidates include most all adults, including young adults with the genetic predisposition for sagging skin or fat deposits underneath the eye area.
Procedures There are two techniques, which are the most well-known for this type of procedure. On the lower lid, the “traditional” technique leaves a hidden scar at the base of the lash line. This procedure eliminates excess skin and fat on the eyelid. The “transconjuntive” technique only eliminates the fat deposits from the inside of the lid, so there is no visible scar tissue.
On the upper lid, the traditional procedure will result in a tiny inconspicuous, scar, about 10 mm from the natural crease of the eyelid. This procedure also involves removing excess skin and fat deposits. It is very common to combine these procedures with a brow lift, since these will all combine to prevent extra skin (or bulk) on the upper lid.