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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


There are two basic types of complaints about the eyelids. The first complaint is about the excess of skin in the area, technically known as "dermatochalasis". The second complaint involves the excess skin but also the excess of eye muscle, known as "blepharochalasis".

The cause

Beginning in the thirties, it is expected that the eyelids start to sag (ptosis). Sagging leads to excess skin, especially in the superior eyelids.

The amount of sagging skin and muscle is related to the skin type, eating habits, sun exposure, exercise and heredity.

Knowing this, it is important to conceive the treatment as an improvement on the whole area. If only the eyelid is treated, the aging and tired look will continue. That is the reason why additional procedures such as forehead lift, brow lift, myectomy of the eye muscle might also need to be performed.

The treatment

The fat around the eyes have an important role in absorbing the impact over the eye globe and on protecting the eyes against trauma. This way, fat should not be removed, but replaced.

The most appropriated treatment for the eyelid bags is to treat them in a similar way to a tummy tuck, by performing a resection of the muscle. In case of eyelid bags, the muscle of the area will be smoothly tensioned, leading to natural results.

This Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty technique achieves natural results and might also improve other areas of the face.

If you are considering Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery, you should think seriously to who will perform your surgery. It should be performed by an experienced surgeon who is skilled with numerous types of face and eye surgeries. As with every surgery, there are risks. If your Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery is performed by a surgeon who is not experienced in cosmetic eye surgery, it could be problematic to your Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery procedure.

First, you have to understand what Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery cannot do. Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery will not get rid of wrinkles around the eyes. This includes crow's feet or wrinkles at the corners of the eye. It will not eliminate dark circles or lift your eyebrows. If you are concerned about dark circles under your eyes, see our dark under eye circles section. If you are looking to lift your eyebrows, a brow lift would be the better choice. If you want to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, you should look into Laser Resurfacing in addition to Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery.

Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and give your face a refreshed and more youthful look. A Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery can get rid of the excess baggage under your eyes and allow you to look as good as you feel.

In some cases, Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery can be used to correct problems with vision if they are caused by excess skin blocking the vision or an upper lid that hangs lower than it should. In such cases, your health insurance may cover the costs of the surgery. However, you should consult with your insurer about coverage before any surgery

Excess skin and fat can be removed with Blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery for a more youthful, refreshed look

The best candidates for the eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty need to be in good health, emotionally stable and well-informed about the procedure. The best candidates for eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty are at least 35 years of age, younger patients can undergo the surgery if gentetic factors allow. If the candidates suffer from dry eyes, high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, glaucoma, or Graves' disease, then they may be excluded. Your anatomy, including bone and supporting structure, may also affect your candidacy for the eyelid surgeryor Blepharoplasty.

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