Blepharoplasty is the medical term for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Aging, the pull of gravity, heredity, and lifestyle choices can create visible changes in the eye area that can give off an appearance of looking older than the person feels or always tired or sad. While still ranking in the top five surgical cosmetic procedures, The introduction of more minimally invasive procedures, attributed in part to the introduction of new injectable wrinkle fillers, have given a new approach to cosmetic surgery that allows some patients to delay more invasive procedures such as blepharoplasty.
Before blepharoplasty is performed, some patients choose to have injectable fillers to reduce wrinkles and to fill in under-eye depressions. These treatments are not permanent and depending on the patient’s conditions, blepharoplasty could result in more permanent and dramatic results. Blepharoplasty patients can expect the surgical procedure to remove the baggy lower eyelids and droopy upper lids, resulting in a more refreshed, more youthful appearance.
The Ideal Eyelid Surgery Candidate
Blepharoplasty candidates might have excess skin on their upper eyelids that fold over the natural fold, has loose skin or puffiness. Blepharoplasty can help improve lower eyelids that have excess skin and fine wrinkles and bags. Depending on what the patient wishes to improve upon, Dr. Boss will determine the best method, taking into account other facial features and surgical preferences.