Upper Eyelid Reduction (blepharoplasty)

Upper Eyelid Reduction (blepharoplasty)

Over time, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. Our upper eyelids can also begin to droop with age. This can give the eyes an older, tired look and a hooded or bulging appearance. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision.

Blepharoplasty is a type of surgery that removes excess skin, muscle and fat. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.

The Surgery

The procedure is undertaken under local anaesthetic which involves an injection into the skin to numb the area.

This procedure involves a small incision in the natural crease of your eyelid, where a small crescent-shaped piece of excess skin will be removed, leaving enough slack for the eye to remain comfortable to close following the recovery period. Your surgeon may also feel it is necessary to remove any excess fat or muscle from the area to help improve the overall result.

You might consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids can improve your vision.