Many patients interested in improving the signs of aging in their face assume that a facelift is their only option. However, a smaller surgery called blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can have a surprisingly dramatic impact on your appearance.
What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery can include surgery on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both. While the procedure is customized to each patient’s needs, eyelid surgery typically excises loose or sagging skin around the eyes, along with tightening or repairing the small muscles that support the eyes and removing excess fat deposits that may create puffy bags.
The Impact on Your Appearance
The eyes are one of the first parts of the face to experience signs of age, and won’t be improved with a facelift, which targets the lower face only. Many people develop crow’s feet, under eye wrinkles, puffy bags under the eyes or excess sagging upper eyelids, all of which can contribute to an aged, tired, or sunken appearance.
By strengthening the muscles that support the eyes, eyelid surgery can better position the eyes to prevent excess drooping. Trimming away any loose skin can open the eyes for a more refreshed and alert look, while removing or reducing fat pads stored under the eyes can help improve the tired appearance created by puffy bags.
In both upper and lower eyelid surgery, the incisions are well hidden within either the folds of your eyelid or under the lash line, ensuring that your results look natural, invigorated and youthful without noticeable scars.