What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a kind of surgery performed on the eyelids. It’s done toremove excess skin from the upper eyelids and reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids. It’s also called an eye lift.
Why Is Blepharoplasty Done?
This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons. It’s also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.
An eye lift won’t get rid of dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet, or other facial wrinkles. It’s often done along with other procedures such as laser resurfacing, filler injections, or forehead lifts.
The eyelid aging process
As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excess skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids.