Not only are your eyes considered windows to the soul, they can also be windows to your age.
Eyelid surgery, officially referred to as blepharoplasty, is effective in removing extra skin and puffiness around the eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery (lid lift) is performed through an incision in the natural skin crease above the eyelash line to remove excess fat and skin. The result is more youthful and rested looking eyes.
Lower eyelid surgery is generally performed through an incision below the eyelash line. Fat, which often creates that “puffy” appearance, is removed along with excess skin.
There is a method called transconjunctival blepharoplasty which approaches the fatty herniations from inside the eyelid so that no incision through the skin is necessary. This approach is often best suited for younger patients or those without much excess skin.
When considering an eyelid lift it is also important to consider the position and laxity of your brow. If the brow is too lax, then a brow lift should be performed. If both the brow and lids are too lax, then the best solution might be both a brow lift and an eyelid lift.
Even more common is having eyelid surgery in conjunction with a facelift. By having multiple procedures done at the same time you will reduce your “down Time” and healing will take place all at once.
At the time of consultation your surgeon will advise what procedure(s) would be most beneficial.