Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduces the bagginess from lower eyelids and remove the bulging fat, excess of skin and soft muscles from upper eyelids or lower eyelids. Mostly it is done for aesthetic reasons but also improves the eyesight of older individuals whose vision gets affected due to sagging upper eyelids.

Eyes are the first feature noticed by someone looking at your face. Eyes are an essential aspect of your appearance. However, it is the same area where the signs of aging appear first. As skin gradually ages it loses elasticity. Gravity and loss of elasticity cause the excess of skin to collect on upper as well as lower eyelids. Eyelids get loose and sag. Underneath the eyes, puffy bags appear. Excess of loose skin around eyes gets wrinkled and fine lines appear. Also, the fats cushioning eyeballs bulges in the lower and upper eyelids. All these changes make the person look tired and old. In some people, extra skin folds hanging over the eyelashes get in their way of vision.

Causes: Why is Blepharoplasty done

You should consider blepharoplasty if you have:

  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Irritation caused due to the rubbing of the excess folds of eyelid skin
  • Sagging upper eyelids interfere with your peripheral vision.
  • You have bags under lower eyelids
  • To improve the contour of the eyelids
  • There is excess skin on your lower eyelids

Who Are Good Candidates For Eyelid Surgery?

People with good health, realistic expectations and without any severe eye conditions are considered best candidates for blepharoplasty. The individual should not suffer from any medical issues that may impair healing and should be a non- smoker.

Most of the candidates are 35 years or older. However, if droopy or baggy eyes runs in your family, you may need to decide sooner.

What result To Expect

In most of the cases, blepharoplasty gives satisfactory results. You get a refreshing and youthful look that will boost your confidence. There is no more excess skin and droopy eyelids.The bruising and swelling subside in 10 to 14 days. Surgical cut scars may take a month to fade.

Depending on your health the result of blepharoplasty may last for as long as ten years or more. But as aging continues, in future, you may need to repeat the procedure.