The fat pads in our eyes droop as we age, and our skin begins to sag as collagen and elastin levels decrease. Some people grow frustrated when they are constantly asked if they are tired or angry because of their drooping eyes. Others experience vision problems due to excess skin. For aesthetic or practical reasons, blepharoplasty helps patients restore their eyes with only about a week of downtime.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as an eyelid lift, reduces signs of aging around the eyes. There are two types of eyelid lifts: upper and lower. Some patients may choose a combination of both.
Upper eyelid lifts remove excess skin and fat on the upper eyelid lifts. Lower eyelid lifts remove fat pads and excess skin on the lower eyelids. Patients also commonly choose to combine eyelid lifts with a face/neck or brow lift.