Eyelid surgery (medical term is blepharoplasty) is usually performed to remove excess skin and/or fat from the upper and the lower eyelids. It can help to freshen up the look of tired baggy looking eyes. Patients who asked for eyelid surgery are usually in their late thirties to seventies but younger patients sometimes require them as well. Older patients who have difficulty with vision due to sagging upper eyelid skin is also a candidate for this procedure.
A double eyelid surgery or Asian Blepharoplasty as it is widely known is a procedure to create an upper eyelid skin crease in patients who are born without any. The surgical steps are similar to a conventional blepharoplasty with a few technical differences. Depending on the technique, sutures might be used to create the upper eyelid crease.
During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their goals and desirable results with the plastic surgeon. Every patient is different, therefore a specific treatment regimen is planned to suit an individual’s need.
Blepharoplasty cannot :
- Remove dark circles around the eyes.
- Correct congenital droopiness of the eyelids (ptosis) but ptosis repair can be done in conjunction with blepharoplasty.
- Correct droopiness of the upper eyelids caused by a lower positioned eyebrows. In these patients a brow lift procedure is required.
- Remove “crow’s feet” or other wrinkles around the eyes.