Blepharoplasty also referred to as an eyelift, eyelid tuck, or eyelid surgery, is a safe, effective, and common procedure that allows the surgeon to reshape the upper and lower eyelids. By removing excess fat, skin, and atrophied muscles, the eyelid can be reshaped to get rid of bags under the eyes and the excess skin of the upper eyelid which very often obstructs good vision as we age.
Age, sun exposure, smoking, and hereditary factors can all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines, and sagging skin around the upper eyes. This aging process can cause people to look older, as well as cause us to have a tired or sad facial expressions.
Every upper eyelid surgery must be customized for each patient because it is critically important to create a natural, rested look after surgery and not a “wide-eyed” expression. In fact, almost every patient considering upper eyelid surgery desires a post-operative appearance that leaves them looking like a rested, better version of themselves without looking strange or “surprised.”