Why Have An Eye Lift?
The eyes are the window to the soul, and lively expressive eyes tie the whole face together, as well as conveying a magic all their own. Unfortunately, the skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the body and the first place where visible aging occurs. Eyelid surgery covers a wide variety of procedures designed to address this, whether it's puffy eyes or heavy brows. The whole class of surgeries are among the safest and most effective in plastic surgery.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is an operation to remove excess skin, fat and muscle from around the eyes to correct droopy eyelids and bagginess under the eyes.
It can be performed on the upper lids and lower lids, at the same time or separately. Sometimes it is done to improve vision problems. In other cases it is performed as a cosmetic operation, to improve the appearance of the eyes.
As well as correcting droopy, baggy eyelids by removing excess skin, fat and muscle, blepharoplasty will remove wrinkles, but only those that are physically cut away. It will not remove "crow's feet" and can't change the color of dark shadows under the eyes.
The operation may be done using either conventional or laser techniques. For surgery on the upper eyelids, cuts are made into the natural lines and creases in the lid, and into the laughter lines at the corner of the eye.For surgery on the lower eyelids, a cut is usually made just below the eyelashes. This means the scars run along the eye's natural folds, concealing them as much as possible. Excess fat, muscle and loose skin are removed, and the cut is closed using fine stitches. If only fat is being removed, sometimes the cut is made on the inside of the lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar.