What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess folds of skin in the upper lids and pouches under the eyes (lower lids). Whether to improve your appearance, your vision, or both, reconstructive surgery usually produces a very pleasing effect and gives you a more rested, youthful look. Blepharoplasty can be performed on one eyelid or on both. These procedures are generally performed by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) or a plastic surgeon.
Your eyes are an expressive feature and your eyelids are part of that feature. The eyes are also the first of our features to show signs of age. As skin around the eye area ages, excess folds appear in the upper and lower lids.
Blepharoplasty can have a dramatic effect on your eyelids, restoring a brighter, more rested appearance. Blepharoplasty is one of the most satisfying facial cosmetic procedures because recovery is brief while results are long lasting. And let’s face it; when we look better, we feel better!
Why Have A Blepharoplasty?
Over time, your eyelids may thin and lose elasticity, which causes them to sag. Often, fat from behind the eyeball migrates forward, giving the appearance of “baggy” eyes. If severe, it can interfere with vision or wearing glasses.
- At first, bags or sagging eyelids may be noticeable mostly in the morning.
- As the condition progresses, you may look tired throughout the day.
- In addition to changing your appearance, sagging eyelids may interfere with your vision.