Procedure for eyelid surgery- Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty, which is also commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure through which we provide a younger and better look to eyes by removing sagging skin and fat from either lower, upper or both eyelids. The surgery may also be performed due to some medical reasons, but very often it is adopted just because of cosmetic reasons where the patients themselves approach surgeons and ask them to change the size and shape of their eyelids so that they could look younger. Just like a face lift surgery which is adopted to uplift the sagging skin and fat tissues, eyelid surgery is done to remove excess skin from the eyelids.


It happens with the aging that a person receives excess skin over his eyelids which make eyes heavier bringing an older look for that person. There is another benefit of this surgery that it not just removes excess skin but also removes bags under eyes; these bags are normally made of fat. However, the people need to understand that this surgery is unable to treat ‘crow’s feet’ and ‘dark circles’ around the eyes. Some people believe that this surgery would also fix these two problems as well, but they should take in mind that this surgery or procedure has nothing to do with those problems as they are totally different things and they also have their own specific procedures which are made just for them, like Botox which is used to treat crow’s feet.

This surgery is divided between two types, which are known as upper Blepharoplasty and lower Blepharoplasty. It has been seen that, sometimes, upper Blepharoplasty is used because of medical reasons, but the lower Blepharoplasty is always taken because of pure cosmetic reasons. In lower Blepharoplasty, surgeons aim to remove the lower fatty bags and reduce skin wrinkling. Another type of Blepharoplasty is Asian Blepharoplasty which is also commonly known as double eyelid surgery.  This is a special type of blepharoplasty where surgeons create a crease in the upper eyelid. This artificial crease or line, which is known as supratarsal fold, can be seen in many races, but is absent in half of Asians.


Blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons when a person feels that the excess skin over his eyelids is making difficult for him to focus on things, especially driving and reading becomes difficult for him because of defect in peripheral vision.