Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids to rejuvenate the eyes and improve a tired appearance as “heavy” eyelids are often a sign of early aging.
Upper eyelid surgeries focus on removing skin redundancy with limited fat removal. Ptosis, or dropping of the upper eyelids, may be performed in conjunction to upper blepharoplasty. Lower eyelid surgery is focused on smoothing bags of protruding fat under the eyes, camouflaging the “tear trough,” improving dark shadows under the eyes, and removing excess lower eyelid skin if needed. As the eyes are considered to be the most engaging and important parts of your face, eyelid surgery can correct the aforementioned issues and give you a more youthful, refreshed, and alert look. Even though most blepharoplasty surgeries are considered cosmetic, upper eyelid surgery may be functional if the field of vision is partially obstructed from droopy upper eyelids.