Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that improves the appearance of your upper or lower eyelids. As people age, the eyelid skin can wrinkle, fold or become puffy. This can make people look older or tired. The goal of eyelid surgery is to achieve a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance of the eye. Upper blepharoplasty is a different surgical procedure from lower blepharoplasty but often both procedures can be performed at the same time.
Upper Eyelid (Blepharoplasty)
With aging, excess skin accumulates along the upper eyelid creating a redundant skin fold. Sometimes fullness develops in the upper lid. Upper blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin, and sometimes fat, from the upper eyelid. The result is a more youthful looking eye.
Lower Eyelid (Blepharoplasty)
As people age, the skin and soft tissues of the lower eyelid become looser resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles and sometimes prominent skin folds. Fat below the eye can also bulge outward resulting in a puffy appearance of the eyelid. Lower blepharoplasty involves removing the bulging fat and tightening the lower eyelid skin to create a tighter, smoother appearing eyelid.