Blepharoplasty Surgery

Blepharoplasty is the surgery performed to repair the defects, droopy eyelids by removing excessive fat, muscles and skin from the eyelids.

Blepharoplasty can performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.

Upper blepharoplasty surgery is performed by making cut on the fold of the eyelid, removing excessive fat, muscle and skin.

Then followed by thin sutures to combine the skin together to allow creation of an eyelid crease.

Lower eyelid surgery (transconjunctival approach) is performed by direct incisions below the lashline or inside the eyelid.

Blepharoplasty is performed to cure the following known issues:

  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids that interferes with your peripheral vision
  • Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the colored part of the eye (iris)
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids

 

Blepharoplasty Terms:

Ectropion

When the lower eyelid is rolled outward after eyelid surgery; often a temporary condition.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Transconjunctival incision

Incision hidden inside the lower eyelid.

Skin resurfacing

Treatment to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.