Eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, encompasses several areas. The eye can be divided into upper and lower eyelids; this procedure can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to create a younger, more youthful appearance.
Eyelid surgery helps improve the appearance of aging eyes as well as drooping lids. The purpose of eyelid surgery is to remove excess tissue around the eye (both redundant skin and bulging, herniated fat) as well as to restore eyelid position relative to the surrounding bone structure (improve droop).
Patients complain of looking tired or older than their chronological age. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Edgar Sosa creates a customized surgical plan for each patient to give patients a renewed outlook. Please note, unless you're undergoing eyelid surgery for vision concerns, insurance won't likely cover the procedure.
Benefits may include:
Reduction in fine lines of the eye
Smoother and "awake" appearance to the eyes
Rejuvenated appearance to the eyes
In some cases, improve peripheral vision
For upper eyelids surgery, Dr. Sosa will make a small cut and remove excess skin, as well as muscle and sometimes fat. The incision is hidden along a natural eyelid crease.
The lower lid blepharoplasty usually involves removal of fat, which contributes to the under-eye bags, as well as sometimes removing a small amount of skin. The incision may either be on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside underneath the lower eyelashes. In some people, the lower eyelid may be tightened or secured to the bony skeleton.