What is a Blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty is a surgery performed to reshape and reconstruct droopy, stretched or aging eyelids. Loose or baggy eyelids detract from your overall appearance and make you look tired, which is why a lot of patients choose to undergo a blepharoplasty. Some choose to have a blepharoplasty for more functional reasons, in the case of ptosis or extreme eyelid sagging that causes problems with vision.

The goal of a blepharoplasty is to give patients eyes a more youthful look by removing the excess skin, bulging fat and relaxed muscle from the upper and lower lids. Excess skin and fat are removed from the upper lid through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the upper lid is droopy, the muscle responsible for raising the lid can be strengthened.

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What are the risks and complications?

Some very rare complications include:

  • Excessive pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Visual loss (extremely rare)

Your doctor will discuss with you all risks and complications prior to surgery.

Is the Surgery Effective?

Blepharoplasty and brow lift surgery can provide both a more youthful look and functional improvement with minimal risk.