Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty and involves removing and/or redistributing skin and fat in both the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and gives a rejuvenated appearance to the upper face.
Eyelid surgery is performed for both functional and aesthetic indications. Many patients have areas of their visions blocked by the excess skin and fat of the upper eyelid. Also, the lower eyelid can relax with age and fall away from the eyeball causing dryness and irritation.
Commonly, eyelid surgery is combined with brow lift surgery in order to restore a more youthful appearance or to improve vision. Patients can commonly go home the same day as the procedure and will be able to return to work within a week with minimal bruising and swelling.
Eyelid surgery is frequently performed in both men and women because signs of aging around the eyes are often the first to be noticed by others as our eyes are “the window to our souls.”
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