Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence by eliminating droopy or sagging eyelids. As people age the eyelid stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing “bags”, or excess skin to become prominent.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Generally, patients for this procedure are 35 years or older. However, if sagging eyelids run in your family, it may be advisable to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
Fullness or “sad eyes” can be treated with a procedure called a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift. It can be performed upon either the upper eyelids or lower eyelids or all four eyelids at the same surgical setting. Frequently, patients will have their brows elevated (Brow or Forehead Lift) and may also have a facelift (Rhytidectomy) during the same surgery.
Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin and recontouring the fatty tissue which causes bags under the eyes. Incisions are placed in the natural skin folds to camouflage scars. Occasionally, eyelids can be treated with internal incisions so there is no external scar.
Very fine lines around eyelids “crow’s feet” are not usually improved with a Blepharoplasty surgery, however, with realistic expectations, the “sad” look may be improved.