Blepharoplasty is commonly known as an eye lift procedure. This surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids depending on the reason for it being performed. The procedure is a good choice for many individuals that have any of the cosmetic or medical conditions described below.
Those with eyelids that droop may find that it is medically necessary to have an eye lift. This will help to ensure that vision is not obstructed by unnecessary skin getting in the way. An additional benefit of this surgery is that you will have tightened skin that will help to erase years from their look. Blepharoplasty for this reason usually happens on the upper eyelids only. Incisions are made into the natural folds of the eyelid to allow the fat to be extracted. The surgeon can also tighten loose or sagging muscle tissue along the upper eyelids before stitching the incision site closed. This can help to improve vision as well as delay any associated medical problems including damage to the eye itself.
Excess Skin on Lower Lids
This type of surgery can also be a good choice if you have excessive amounts of skin on your lower eyelids. Excessive skin can cause sagging, wrinkles and uncomfortably dry eyes. A trained plastic surgeon will follow the natural contour of the lower eyelids to make a series of outward incisions. The excessive fat and skin can then be either tightened or removed to achieve your desired look. This type of surgery can create a dramatic change for those who have excessive skin on the lower eyelids – this is especially true if an upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery are performed at the same time or are combined with other procedures such as a face lift.
Eye lift procedures can also help patients to erase the appearance of puffy eyes. Surgery for this reason can be performed on top eyelids, lower eyelids or both at the same time depending on the person’s specific circumstances. Removing excessive fat deposits from the lids and tightening the skin can make eyes seem less puffy and create a significant improvement in the patient’s happiness with their appearance. While some may see these types of procedures as unnecessary, many patients have experience profound psychological issues with self-esteem, anxiety and depression that can be turned around quite quickly with the care of a trained surgeon.
Lack of Upper Eyelid Folds
A blepharoplasty procedure can create eyelid fold lines on upper eyelids for patients that do not have this line or want to have a more noticeable eyelid fold line. This will also create tighter, lifted skin throughout the area that will help to achieve a more youthful appearance. A procedure performed for this reason leads to a subtle change that may easily be combined with other procedures that the patient desires.
Whether the reason for an eyelift procedure is medical or purely cosmetic, it will provide a younger appearance throughout the eye area. Procedures that are medically necessary can help to ensure that further more invasive procedures will not need to be performed in the future because of damage to your vision or eye.