Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure commonly called an “eyelid lift” or “eyelid surgery.” It is a cosmetic surgery performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids, specifically the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The procedure is often chosen by individuals who want to address issues such as sagging or drooping eyelids, excess fat deposits, or puffiness around the eyes.
Here are the key aspects of blepharoplasty:
- Upper Blepharoplasty involves removing excess skin, muscle, and sometimes fat from the upper eyelids. It can help correct hooded or drooping upper eyelids, which can make a person look tired or older than they are.
- Lower Blepharoplasty: Excess skin and fat are removed or repositioned from the lower eyelids in this procedure. It can help reduce under-eye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles.
- Combined Blepharoplasty: Some individuals choose to have both upper and lower eyelid surgery performed simultaneously to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the eye area.
- Blepharoplasty is typically performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or oculoplastics / ophthalmic surgeon. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the extent of surgery and the patient’s preferences. Recovery time can vary but generally involves some bruising and swelling, gradually subsiding over a few weeks.
It’s important to note that while blepharoplasty can improve the appearance of the eyelids, it does not address other issues like crow’s feet, dark circles under the eyes, or sagging eyebrows. It is a cosmetic procedure focused specifically on the eyelid area. Patients considering blepharoplasty should consult with a qualified surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and potential risks associated with the surgery.
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