Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess fatty tissue and/or loose skin surrounding the eyes to give the area a more rejuvenated appearance.
The aim of eyelid reduction surgery is to improve facial appearance and reduce the signs of ageing by treating:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (coloured portion of the eye)
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Eyelid reductions are one of the most common plastic surgery operations. They can be done alone or at the same time as other facial surgery, such as facelift surgery or brow lift surgery.