Blepharoplasty is performed for various reasons, including:
Cosmetic Enhancement: The reduction of aging symptoms around the eyes such as drooping eyelids under-eye bags and fine lines is a common goal of blepharoplasty.
Functional Improvement: In rare instances eyelid surgery is required to restore eyesight that has been hampered by extra skin and tissue.
Increased Confidence: Through blepharoplasty surgery a more youthful and alert appearance can be achieved which can increase self-esteem and general confidence.
Here’s an overview of what occurs during a typical blepharoplasty surgery:
Anesthesia: Depending on the patient’s comfort level and the complexity of the treatment blepharoplasty can be carried out under local anesthetic with sedation or under general anesthesia.
Incisions: To reduce obvious scars, the physician inserts incisions in covert places. Incisions are often made in the organic creases of the upper eyelids. For lower eyelids they can be made inside the lower lid (transconjunctival incision) or just below the lash line.
Tissue Removal and Repositioning: To treat puffiness and sagging extra skin, fat, and occasionally muscle are carefully removed or replaced.
Closure: Sutures or surgical adhesive are used to close the wounds after the desired results have been achieved.