Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
Surgery can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Most candidates notice a feeling of weight as extra skin rests on the upper lids. Functional problems such as inability to completely open the eye or reduced ability to see the upper visual field.
Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
Loose folds of skin in the upper or lower lid.
Fatty collections in the upper or lower lid which causes it to bulge or appear puffy.
Bags under the eyes.
Laxity of the lower lid which causes a”staring” appearance (scleral show… white part of the eye showing between the lower lid and the pupil.
Exposure of the eye and irritation caused by the lower lid falling away from contact with the eye.