Your eyes are the most expressive part of your face. But with age and genetic predisposition, eyelids can sag and droop. Unsightly bags and bulges can appear underneath the skin. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can take years off of your appearance by enhancing and correcting the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids or both.
What Can Blepharoplasty Do For You
- Remove of excess upper eyelid skin
- Remove of excess lower eyelid skin
- Remove of excess eyelid fat
- Lift droopy upper eyelids
- Reduce eye puffiness
- Correct double eyelid
A practical, medical benefit of eyelid surgery is improved vision due to the removal of sagging skin and excess fat.
Types of Blepharoplasty
Quite popular amongst patients who are from an Asian descent, the purpose of this surgery is to create an upper eye fold, allowing the eye to appear more “open” in shape.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
A lower blepharoplasty will remove excess skin and fat pockets in the lower eye region. A lower lid surgery is quite popular as there is minimal scarring due to the location of the incision (hidden just inside the lower eyelid).
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Loose, hanging skin is tightened in the upper lid, allowing the eyes to appear more open. A brow lift can be done at the same time for an overall rejuvenated appearance.
About The Procedure
Before you undergo eyelid surgery, you’ll be asked to visit for a consultation. This consultative process is important, as you’ll be able to discuss your goals and learn more about the procedure in a private setting.
Specifics of your eyelid surgery will be discussed, such as how to adequately prepare for surgery, details on what the actual surgery entails, the amount of correction you desire, and what to expect while you recover. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
The actual surgery details depend on the extent and nature of the corrections being addressed.
After being placed under anesthesia, incisions are made within the natural creases of the eyelids so that any resulting scars remain well hidden. To correct the upper eyelids, an incision is typically made in the natural creases. For the lower eyelids, an incision is typically made just underneath the lashes or inside the lower eyelid. Both locations allow for the scar to be well concealed. Through the incisions, the desired amount of sagging skin and any excess fat will be removed. Then, the incision is closed and dressed. Generally, the scar will heal into a thin, fine line–making it almost impossible to detect.
Book A Consultation
If you’re ready to start your journey, or just want to get a bit more information about a procedure, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. Your consultation will be a one-on-one meeting with one of our medical professionals where we can discuss your specific needs and start developing a personalized plan to achieve your goals.