What is Blepharoplasty?

Your eyes, including your eyelids, are one of the first things people notice in you! This makes them some of the most important components for an appealing facial expression and aesthetic appearance. Any visible change in the shape or size of the orbital or periorbital region can completely change the look of your face.

As you age and grow older, your eyelids might become ‘droopy’ or ‘baggy’ due to the stretching of your eyelid skin and gradually decreasing tone of your eyelid muscles. Your droopy eyelids and brow together cut a sorry figure for your face making you look tired, sleepy and haggard, further leading to eyelid or brow straining or both. In extreme cases, your saggy, baggy eyelids can even obstruct your vision, particularly peripheral vision causing difficulty in reading or driving.

Types of Blepharoplasty

Reconstructive Blepharoplasty

This is performed to restore vision by removing excess skin, muscle and fat which blocks the visual axis.

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

The goal of cosmetic blepharoplasty is to accentuate the appearance of the eyes at the patient’s request and is not done to improve vision.

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