Very simply put, blepharoplasty is a surgical operation that removes small amounts of excess skin from the upper eyelid. Eyelid surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons – from correcting defects or disfigurations of the eyelids, to modifying the region for aesthetic purposes. It can be a very effective way to improve sight in older patients whose upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.
Surgery can be performed on both the upper (removing excess skin) and lower (reducing bagginess) eyelids, although the upper is much more common. Eye lifts, however, will not eliminate dark circles under the eyes, reduce crows feet, or improve wrinkles.
We often combine eyelid surgery with other procedures like laser resurfacing, Dysport, and Fillers to help achieve a more youthful look.