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What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Blepharosplasty SurgeonsBlepharosplasty is a surgical procedure of the eyelids.  Often the procedure removes excess skin or adds or removes fat from the eyelids.

There are two types of blepharosplasty: upper and lower.

Lower blepharoplasty sometimes involves skin incisions below the lash line or on the inside of the eyelid.  The incision on the inside of the eyelid allows access to the fat of the eyelid without creating visible incisions thus minimizing any chance of scarring.

Upper blepharoplasty uses incisions on the skin to give access for removing skin and fat.  An eyelid crease is created by a thin stitch bringing the skin together.

Who is blepharosplasty good for?

As with most cosmetic surgical procedures, blepharoplasty is suitable for adult men and women who are in good health, have healthy facial tissues and muscles, and have realistic goals for altering and improving the eyelids and surrounding areas.

Inform your doctor if you suffer from:

  • Glaucoma, detached retina, dry eye, or any other eye disease
  • Any thyroid disorders including, but not limited to, under or overactive thyroid
  • Diabetes or circulatory disorders
  • Any cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure

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