Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It
helps give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, which may make you look more rested and alert.
Blepharoplasty includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
Blepharoplasty is designed to remove excess tissue from the eyelid and can help restore a more youthful and restful
appearance. Excessive upper eyelid skin that is restricting vision can be removed which can result in an improvement in the
Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?
As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below
your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely
sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral or side vision. Blepharoplasty can help reduce or eliminate such
You might be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:
- Draping skin that obscures or blocks your vision
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid – this can sometimes affect a
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness beneath the eyelid skin bags under the eyes droopiness of the lower eyelids –
to avoid showing white below the iris extra skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
There are two types of surgical options available, which can be performed separately or together based on your needs.
Upper eyelid surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, your surgeon will first mark the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars
as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat is removed or repositioned, and then the
loose muscle and skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimising the visibility of any scar.
Lower eyelid surgery
During lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon makes the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of
the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness
caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision, in this case, is made inside
the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed.
If you have any concerns about the risks involved with eyelid surgery, please consult with your surgeon and the team at Zen