Eyelid surgery, (also called and eye lift or blepharoplasty), are surgical procedures that are performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed to reduce bagginess from lower eyelids or remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. This surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons but it’s also an effective way to improve sight in older people. Sagging upper eyelids can get in the way of their vision.
Eyelid surgery can be used to treat:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds, and disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision.
- Excess fatty deposits that can appear as puffiness in the eyelids.
- Bags under the eyes.
- Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris.
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelid.