Blepharoplasty, most commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, is a type of surgery that can correct the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.This surgery may be performed to improve vision (if the upper eyelids are very loose/ stretched and impede sight) and/or to enhance the appearance of the eyelids and the surrounding area. Before you decide to go through with blepharoplasty, there are some important factors to keep in mind. All surgery, whether for cosmetic or reconstructive needs, unfortunately comes with risks and potential complications. It is important that you are fully informed about these when making your choice to undertake surgery. You should also discuss with your surgeon what a realistic and achievable outcome would be for you as an individual.
What can a blepharoplasty do for me?Blepharoplasty can alter and improve:
- Loose skin that drapes around the eyes and blocks vision.
- Skin that has lost its elasticity and that creates folds on, or around the upper eyelid (this can also affect your vision).
- Lower eyelids that droop to the extent that they show the white below the iris
- Deposits of excess fat tissue that appear as puffiness beneath the eyelids or as bags under the eyes
- Blepharoplasty cannot be performed to erase dark circles under the eyes.
- Blepharoplasty cannot lift eyebrows or the area around the eyes to remove crow’s feet.