Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure involving the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, that rejuvenates the appearance of the eyes. It removes excess loose upper eyelid skin, reduces “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and restores a more youthful appearance to the eyes. One of the first things noticed about a person are their eyes. During the aging process, saggin skin, wrinkles, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance. Blepharoplasty is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a face lift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
- Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
- A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
The surgery generally takes about one to two hours and is performed with local anaesthetic and sedation. Sutures are typically removed one week after surgery. Ice packs are placed on the eyes after surgery to reduce swelling and bruising.