How Does Blepharoplasty Work?
Having an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a fairly simple procedure that removes or repositions fat pads, remodels tissue structures, and removes excess skin to give the eyes a more open, alert appearance.
The upper blepharoplasty concentrates on the upper lid, where the incision is made within the crease for maximum camouflage. By removing excess fat, repositioning underlying tissues, and removing lax skin, your LPS surgeon can quite literally open the appearance of your eyes so you appear youthful and refreshed. This procedure can even solve vision obstructions in severe cases.
The lower blepharoplasty focuses below the lower lashes, where puffiness and shifting tissues create under-eye bags, hollows, and dark circles. By removing and repositioning tissues through an incision made below the lashes, your LPS surgeon tightens the skin and makes your eyes look smooth and youthful.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery does not change the shape or position of your eye openings, so you won’t look like someone else after your procedure. You will, however, have a more awake and refreshed appearance with the removal of lax skin and bags surrounding your eyes. Some candidates can improve their peripheral vision if the lax upper eyelid skin was blocking their eyesight. If your vision is impaired by this excess skin, some insurances may cover your procedure, once the problem is documented by an ophthalmologist. Certain medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease, or some circulatory or cardiovascular concerns, make blepharoplasty riskier.
A consultation with an LPS specialist can determine your candidacy for one or both procedures.