Blepharoplasty or Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery is a procedure used to create double eyelids, correct drooping upper lids or reduce puffy bags beneath the eyes. It is used to remove fats, as well as excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. This surgical procedure is often done alone, though it may be performed in conjunction with facelifts or brow lifts.
As we age, the skin on our eyelid stretches, the muscles weaken and fats begin to accumulate. Such excess around the eyes causes people to look tired and could possibly interfere with their vision.
Blepharoplasty can make a remarkable difference in the appearance of the face, alleviating the appearance of tiredness and old age by eliminating the excess, wrinkly skin beneath the eyes. The eyes appear fresher and more youthful and the results may last for a number of years. The degree of improvement varies from patient to patient.
Blepharoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis with local anaesthesia and takes about an hour. You will be conscious during the procedure. The incision cuts are hidden in the natural lines of your eyes to minimize visible scarring. Excess fats and sagging skin are reduced after the incisions are sutured.