Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin from the eyelids. As we age, the eyelids may stretch and the supporting muscles weaken, resulting in the accumulation of excess skin and fat both above and below the eyelids. This can lead to sagging eyebrows, drooping upper eyelids, and the appearance of under-eye bags.

In addition to the aesthetic concerns, severe sagging skin around the eyes can impact peripheral vision, particularly the upper and outer parts of the visual field. Blepharoplasty can help alleviate these vision problems by reducing or eliminating the excess skin. Moreover, the surgery can rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes, making them look younger and more alert.

Why is there a need for eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery may be necessary for individuals experiencing the following conditions:

  • Sagging or drooping upper eyelids
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids that impairs peripheral vision
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags

Blepharoplasty can be performed alongside other procedures like a brow lift, facelift, or skin resurfacing.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

During upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon will create an incision along the natural crease of the eyelid. This allows for the removal of excess skin, muscle, and potentially fat. After the necessary adjustments are made, the incision is carefully closed.

For lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon will make an incision either below the lower eyelashes along the natural crease or inside the lower lid. This allows for the removal or repositioning of excess fat, muscle, and sagging skin. Once the necessary modifications are completed, the incision is closed.

In cases where the upper eyelid droops near the pupil, the surgeon may perform a combination of blepharoplasty and ptosis. Ptosis is a procedure that involves lifting the eyelid and removing any excess skin. These procedures can be performed simultaneously to achieve the desired results.

What Exactly Does An Eyelid Surgery Fix?

A blepharoplasty procedure can address various concerns including:

  • Fatigue or a tired appearance in the eyes
  • Drooping or sagging eyelids
  • Thin or crepe-like skin on the eyelids
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Puffy bags beneath the eyes
  • Deep tear troughs or hollows under the eyes
  • Excess skin or hooding of the upper eyelids
  • Creating or enhancing the upper lid crease in Asian eyelids
  • Reducing the prominence of crow’s feet around the eyes

Blepharoplasty aims to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and eyelids, addressing specific issues that individuals may have to achieve a more refreshed and youthful look.

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