Blepharoplasty treats drooping eyelids, but not drooping eyebrows or wrinkles. Blepharoplasty is often performed with another cosmetic surgery such as a brow lift or facelift to improve droopy eyebrows, crow’s feet, and facial sagging.
The upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin, fat, and/or muscle from the upper lid. The goal of a lower lid blepharoplasty is to remove excess bags and sometimes trip some skin at the lash line to tighten the under-eye skin.
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are physically healthy and are well informed about the surgery. Typically candidates are at least 35, though genetic factors may indicate treatment for younger people. Candidates may be excluded if they have any of the following conditions: dry eyes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma.
Your anatomy, including bone and supporting structure, may also affect your candidacy. If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty click here to request a consultation. Our Oculoplastics team is happy to see you!