Did you know that ageing results in the stretching of eyelids, which in
turn weakens the muscles supporting them? Excess fat starts gathering above
and below the eyelids resulting in sagging eyebrows and eyelids. You tend
to look much older with droopy brows.
With growing age, the human body goes through changes like sagging skin,
droopy upper lids, etc. Just worrying about these natural changes does
not help, but you can actually take control over your looks by addressing
Apart from giving the perception of ageing, the sagging skin around the
eyes hampers peripheral (or side) vision. In such cases, cosmetic eye surgery
(or cosmetic eyelid surgery)
can be a huge saviour as it fixes the problem of droopy eyelids and largely
improves peripheral vision.
Are you intrigued to know about the nitty-gritty of cosmetic eye surgery?
Look no further as we cover every detail about the surgery.
What is Cosmetic Eye Surgery?
Cosmetic eye surgery is also referred to as cosmetic eyelid surgery or
ophthalmic plastic surgery. This surgery primarily deals with important
structures like eyelids, eyebrows, orbit, and tear systems vital for having
a good appearance and maintaining perfect eye vision.
The fundamental question is ‘Who should opt for cosmetic eye surgery’?
Ophthalmic plastic surgery (or cosmetic eye surgery) corrects the abnormalities
of the eyelids like:
- Lids (ptosis)
- Inturning (entropion)
- Out-turning (ectropion) of the lid margin
You should opt for cosmetic eye surgery if
you want to get rid of drooping eyelids and bags developed under the eyes.
Surgery will play a major role in repairing the effects of ageing, which
will eventually improve your vision.
Now that we have covered the ‘why’ and ‘what’ of cosmetic eye surgery,
let’s look at cosmetic eye surgery types so that you can choose the one
that suits your requirements.
Types of Cosmetic Eye Surgery
There are 3 cosmetic eye surgery types depending on what portion of the
eyelid needs to be worked on:
In this type of cosmetic eye surgery, excess fat is removed or repositioned
to trim the excess skin away from the area close to the eyelids. When Blepharoplasty
is performed on the upper eyelids, excess skin over the eyelashes is removed.
The procedure for lower lid Blepharoplasty remains the same as upper lid
Blepharoplasty. In some instances, the skin is tightened through laser
resurfacing, and the excess fat is removed or repositioned into the tear
Ptosis Repair Surgery
Ptosis is a cosmetic eye surgery for repairing droopy eyelids that are
close to the pupil. The surgical procedure is conducted to lift the upper
eyelids. Eyelid muscles that are weakened due to age are manipulated as
a part of the Ptosis repair surgery.
When performed externally, the surgeon trims away excess fat and skin.
When performed internally, no incision is used over the eyelid.
In case you are looking to restore the youthfulness in the forehead skin,
you should opt for a Browlift (or forehead lift). As the
name indicates, the appearance of the brow and area around the eyes is
improved by raising the soft tissue and skin of the brow as well as the
In a nutshell, these cosmetic eye surgery types address concerns related
to sagging skin and puffiness on upper eyelids & lower eyelids and
Choosing the best cosmetic eye surgery specialist
Cosmetic eye surgery should be performed by consulting a good cosmetic
surgeon. A good cosmetic surgeon can recommend the best-suited eye surgery
Centre for Sight has surgeons with expertise
and experience in performing cosmetic eye surgery. The hospital has a pan-India
presence; you have the flexibility to book an appointment with your nearest cosmetic surgeons who
can do wonders for your eyes. It’s time to part ways with sagging skin
and droopy eyelids by opting for cosmetic eye surgery from Centre for Sight…
Article: Your Guide to Cosmetic Eye Surgery
Author: CFS Editorial Team | Mar 26 2021 | UPDATED
*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private
capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.