The eye region is the most important aesthetic area of the face. When eye contact is made, we immediately begin forming out first impressions. Judging someone to be tired, sad, angry, or pleasant is based on the area around the eyes. With aging, the upper eyelids may become droopy or heavy, giving patients a tired look that decreases the overall attractiveness of a person’s eyes. Typical aging changes include loss of elasticity and collagen in the skin and droopiness of the brow and eyelid region.
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
lepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure performed to repair droopy eyelids. Over time, the skin around the eyelid can loosen and sag, causing excess skin to hang around your eyelids. This can often make you look more tired and older than you are. Eyelid surgery can remove this excess skin and restore your youthful and energetic appearance. While often performed for cosmetic or aesthetic purposes, blepharoplasty is also done when droopy eyelids impairs your vision.
Is Blepharoplasty Safe ?
Blepharoplasty is a safe, frequently performed outpatient procedure. A complete eye exam will be given prior to surgery to make sure you are able to have the surgery. Although complications are uncommon, as with any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty does have some risks.
More About Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a brief outpatient procedure and usually takes less than one hour. Performed using local anesthesia and a mild sedative, the incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid which allows it to be well concealed. During the surgery, excess skin and fat are removed and the incision will be closed using very fine sutures to minimalize any scarring.