Introduction
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

INTRODUCTION

 

 

 

Eyelid Rejuvenation


Your eyes are often the first things that people notice about you, and are an important aspect of your overall appearance.  Young eyelid skin is smooth, but over time the eyelid skin stretches, the fat bulges, and the muscles weaken.  The eyebrows may also droop and sag (a condition called brow ptosis).  Age, heredity, and sun exposure all contribute to this process.


Loose or baggy lids detract from your overall appearance and make you look tired or older.  When the brow drops, it crowds cosmetic eyelid surgerymore skin down over the upper lids and exaggerates the hooding and crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, making you look sad, tires or angry.  When severe enough, the upper eyelid skin may hang over the lashes and obstruct peripheral vision.

 

Blepharoplasty

Surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids is called belpharoplasty.  The goal of blepharoplasty is to give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin and bulging fat from the upper and lower lids.  If the sagging skin obstructs peripheral vision, blepharoplasty can eliminate the obstruction and expand the visual field.

Excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease.  If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can by tightened.  The incision is then closed with fine sutures.
Fat in the lower lid can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the lid (tranconjunctival blepharoplasty).  If there is excessive skin in the lower lid, the incision is made just below the lashes and the excess skin is removed.  The incision is then closed with fine sutures.

Fat in the lower lid can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the lid (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).  If there is excessive skin in the lower lid, the incision is made just below the lashes and the excess skin is removed.  The incision is then closed with fine sutures. 

 

 

 

 

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