Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty can be done on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. These procedures can rejuvenate the face and improve the “tired look”. Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and fat and is tailored to the needs of each individual patient. The lower eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat. It can decrease the bags under the eyes, reshapes the eyes, and remove wrinkles as well.
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
Excess eyelid skin and fat can be removed to give a more youthful appearance. The incision is made in the upper eyelid crease. Some patients need to have fat removed but some need to have fat added. These procedures can be done under local anesthetic or general anesthetic depending on what needs to be done. In some people, the eyelids are not the source of the droopy, tired appearance but rather the brow is. Therefore, a browlift may be a better option for them.
Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
Excess eyelid skin, lower eyelid bags, wrinkles and fat can be removed. Under general anesthetic, the lower eyelid can be reshaped and give the whole eye a more youthful and pleasing appearance. Various incisions can be made but the two most common ones are the traditional lower eyelid incision or the transconjunctival incision (inner part of the eyelid).