Blepharoplasty is also known as Cosmetic Eye lift surgery & Eyelid Surgery (Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift)
Who is a candidate for eyelid lift surgery?
- Someone with drooping upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess or loose skin of the upper and lower eyelids
- Tired or angry appearance of the eyes
How is an upper eyelid procedure performed?
An incision is made in the upper eyelid crease. The extra, loose skin is trimmed away. If needed, bulging fat is reduced. The incision is closed with a running suture that will be removed in 1 week.
How is a lower eyelid lift performed?
There are two types of incisions that can be used. An internal lower eyelid incision (transconjuctival) can be used to remove bulging fat without any signs of external scars. Skin can be removed from the lower eyelid if needed by an incision under the lashes.
This outpatient procedure, which typically takes one to three hours, is performed under anesthesia and is considered to be permanent in many cases–although it will not prevent natural aging.
After the procedure dry eyes, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity to light may occur but such side effects are temporary.
Eyelid surgery should be done conservatively so that the normal, youthful appearance of the eyelid is maintained. Too much fat removal may cause the eyelids to have a hollowed appearance and the lower eyelid to shrink down.
Blepharoplasty can restore the skin around your eyes to its natural, youthful appearance and drastically reduce the signs of aging. In some cases, it can even improve vision impaired by sagging lids.