Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical technique that solves possible defects on the eyelids such as the emergence of pockets of fat or excess skin. It also helps solve major problems like when there are redundant tissue in the upper eyelid that limits the sight.
The aim is to standardize and rejuvenate the area around the eyes, to get a lighted, natural and rested look which in turn, produces a more youthful appearance.
We can extract the fat pockets of both the upper and lower eyelids, and cut the excess skin, thus leaving smoother eyelids to return freshness to the face. However, this procedure does not eliminate wrinkles or so-called "crow's feet", hardly eliminate dark circles under the eyes or lift sagging eyebrows. Although it can help increase the fold of the upper eyelid in the eyes of Asian people, it cannot remove the evidence of their ethnic or racial characteristics. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgical procedures such as facial lifting or brow lift.
Blepharoplasty generally takes one to three hours depending on the extent of the surgery. In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of the eyelids: the creases of the upper eyelids and just below the lashes in the lower eyelid. The incisions may extend into the crow's feet or lines that form when you smile at the outer corners of your eyes. If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but do not need skin removed, your surgeon will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. This is usually performed on younger patients with thicker, more elastic skin.