The area around a person’s eyes can be the first part of the body to show prominent signs of aging. For patients who wish for a more youthful look, but do not need or wish to undergo a full facelift, your surgeon may recommend eyelid surgery. This surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Most patients opt for eyelid surgery to restore a more youthful and rested look to the eye area and to correct excess hanging skin from the upper eyelid, although the procedure can also correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes that may create unattractive folds and bulges or even impair vision.
Blepharoplasty may also correct issues in the lower section of the eyes, including wrinkles around the lower eyelids, bags under the eyes, and/or droopy excess skin around the lower eyelids.
Most patients who undergo this procedure are above the age of 35, but if these physical characteristics run in your family, you may consider having eyelid surgery at a younger age.
The blepharoplasty surgery procedure involves making an incision along the natural lines of your eyelids to minimize scarring. The plastic surgeon separates the skin from underlying tissue, removes excess fat, then trims sagging skin and muscle to tighten the skin around the eyes. In some instances, surgery of the lower eyelids can be performed without an external scar. For this type of procedure, fat is removed using an incision within the internal portion of the lower eyelid in order to correct the bagginess. Skin tightening is often done in conjunction with eyelid surgery, performed using laser resurfacing or chemical peel.
View Eyelid Surgery Photos for men and women and learn more about blepharoplasty surgery such as costs, risks, advanced techniques, and frequently asked questions about bags under the eyes.
Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
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