Does the excess skin on your upper eyelids make you look and feel tired? This treatment will open your eyes to a new, rejuvenated you.
Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-ro-plas-tee) may be an option if you have:
- Baggy or puffy upper eyelids
- Excess skin of the upper eyelid that interferes with your vision
- Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the iris (coloured part of the eye)
- Excess skin on lower eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
Many of these unwanted symptoms are simply the sign of aging. As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes.
Blepharoplasty is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. However, it’s not purely a cosmetic procedure.
Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral or side vision. You might consider blepharoplasty if drooping or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull your lower eyelids down. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate such impaired vision by repairing the tissue around your eyes. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both can improve vision and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.
Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime, but for others, eyelid drooping eventually may recur.