Blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the appearance or function of drooping eyelids. It may also be called an eye lift and can be used to address multiple eye-related concerns. If you’re experiencing signs of aging around the eyes or reduced vision from drooping eyelids, blepharoplasty could work for you.
What Does Blepharoplasty Involve?
In the natural aging process, our eyelids become less elastic. This loss of flexibility in the skin leads to sagging or stretching, and fat can build up around the eyelids. These symptoms of aging make the eyes appear less lively and alert.
Blepharoplasty can rectify natural signs of aging around the eyes. In this procedure, excess skin, fat, or tissue is removed from the upper or lower eyelids. The remaining tissue is then repositioned and secured into place. Your doctor will determine the amount of tissue to remove and the new positioning of your eyelids according to your cosmetic goals.
Blepharoplasty may impact the upper lids, lower lids, or both. To fix the upper lids, an incision will be made at the upper eyelid crease. To fix the lower lids, an incision will be made right underneath the lower lash line. After the tissue around the eyes has been repositioned or removed, your doctor will close the incisions with small sutures.
What Are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can provide the following benefits to patients:
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
- Reduction of under-eye bags for a refreshed look
- Restored vision for patients struggling with skin drooping over the eyes
- Tightened skin and muscle tissue around the eyes
- Removal of excess fat around the eyes
Blepharoplasty minimizes signs of aging around the eyes for a bright, youthful appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for blepharoplasty surgery.