What is Blepharoplasty

What is surgery for blepharoplasty?

An operation to surgically rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelids is called a blepharoplasty.

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Excision of sagging eyelid skin, restoration of the eye opening muscle, and removal of extra fat are possible procedures in an upper blepharoplasty.

Undereye bags can be corrected by a lower blepharoplasty by rearranging the fat and skin, and perhaps removing excess tissue. Additionally, it addresses drooping lower lids, which might expose extra white space under your iris—the colorful circle that encircles your black pupil.

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Skin on your eyelids may become redundant or sag as you age due to a decline in collagen and elastin synthesis and organization. Eyelid ptosis is the term for this condition. Ptosis is the term used to describe the clinically noticeable sinking of your skin. As you age, the fibers that connect the muscles that open your eyes can occasionally become detached, or dehisced, which results in drooping of the top eyelid. Your plastic surgeon can treat this condition, known as blepharoptosis, with or without an upper blepharoplasty. As we age, weaker connective fibers may also cause fat to herniate into the thin upper eyelid tissue, which can cause puffy and drooping eyelids.

Brow ptosis can also result in eyelid ptosis. A brow lift would be necessary to remedy this. It is crucial for your plastic surgeon to determine the cause(s) of the eyelid ptosis in order to arrange the proper surgical procedure. Additionally, tests will be conducted by your plastic surgeon to determine whether dry eyes are present. If it is, your surgeon will need to adjust the surgical technique and get you ready for the right kind of postoperative care.

There’s a chance that your upper eyelid drooping is severe enough to block part of your vision. This turns into a problem that has to be treated medically. If so, you could be eligible for insurance coverage.

Blepharoplasty of the Lower Lid

The lower lids are likewise susceptible to the effects of aging, much as the upper lids. The connective and soft tissues behind the eyes sink and protrude into unattractive bags as we age, and the skin in this area tends to get thinner. Additionally, fluid accumulation in these regions may exacerbate the appearance of the under-eye bags.

Are I a good fit for surgery to replace my eyes?

aging-related droopy eyelids or muscular dehiscence that gives you a fatigued appearance

Eyelids that droop and block your vision

You don’t like the way your eyelids look.

You have noticeable bags under your eyes and/or swollen eyelids.

The Process

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Your new eyelid crease will be the site of an incision made by your plastic surgeon. Herniated fat and extra skin can be cut out or relocated. The incision is closed, and after healing, it usually leaves a scar inside your eyelid crease that is not too noticeable.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

There are several methods for doing a lower blepharoplasty. Your surgeon may choose to make an incision just along your lower lash line or along the conjunctiva of your lower lid, which is also known as the pink mucosa. With or without conservative fat excision, fat is relocated.

Your surgeon may do a further surgery on the lateral canthus or outer corner of the eye, depending on how loose or droopy the lower lid is. Among the extra operations are canthopexy and canthoplasty. A canthopexy, whose Greek word “pexy” means “to bind,” is a type of surgical fixation in which the outer corner of your eye is surgically fixed to the underlying structure to stop further drooping. A canthoplasty usually involves more thorough dissection and reattachment and is referred to as a “plasty” since it is a surgical reshaping.


The majority of individuals only feel little discomfort following surgery.

Immediately following surgery, apply an ice pack for 72 hours and then a warm compress.

Non-dissolvable sutures will be taken out five to seven days following surgery if they are utilized.

Bruising normally goes away in two weeks or less.

After a week, you can go back to your desk job. You could benefit from using thick-framed glasses if you would prefer to hide the extent of swelling.

One to two weeks following surgery, you can drive.

A 2-4 week period following surgery is allowed for a gradual return to physical activities.

Potential Hazards of Surgery for Blepharoplasty

Following eyelid surgery, temporary visual issues such as double or blurred vision may arise. After surgery, this usually lasts for a few days at most.

Eye closure issues: Some individuals may have trouble shutting their eyes at night; in rare instances, this condition may be irreversible.

Swelling or asymmetry changes: During the healing or scarring process, there may be transient swelling and a little imbalance of one eye relative to the other.

Acne: little whiteheads may show up after the sutures are taken out. A very small needle might be used by the surgeon to remove the whiteheads.

Ectropion: an incredibly uncommon consequence is the lower lids falling down. It could take more surgery to address this problem.