Eyelid surgery (technically called blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove excess skin and may also remove fat and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can remove excess upper eyelid skin which give the eyes a tired droopy appearance – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. However, it won’t remove crow’s feet or other wrinkles, nor eliminate dark circles under your eyes, nor lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask me about anything you don’t understand.
If your upper eyelids are obstructing your lateral visual fields, your medical insurance may fund this procedure.