Formally known as "blepharoplasty", eyelid surgery is a common procedure that is used to remove excess fat and skin of eyelids in order to make our eyes look young and beautiful again. Even though it is mostly done for aesthetic reasons, the surgery can be used to treat some vision problems too. Here are some basic things to know about "blepharoplasty" or eyelid surgery: What Can Be Fixed with Eyelid Surgery? Our skin naturally loses its elasticity as we age which leads to sagging of our skin. Eyelid surgery is used to fix the sagginess of our eyelids for aesthetic and medical reasons. Here are some things that eyelid surgery can fix:
- Bagginess under the lower eyelids that lead to wrinkles and bulges.
- Excess skin from upper eyelids that cause folds.
- Fatty deposits that cause puffiness.
- Drooping lower eyelids.
- Before the surgery starts, the patient is put under anaesthesia. The patient’s eyes are measured by the surgeon before the surgery and their tear gland is also tested to ensure the procedure goes smoothly.
- During the surgery, the surgeon creates an incision within the natural folds of the upper eyelid. A similar incision is made below the lower lash line of the lower eyelid. The extra fat deposits and skin are removed during the procedure leading to the tightening of the patient’s skin.
- Once the extra fat has been removed successfully, the incisions are then closed with stitches or glue.