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Blepharoplasty - What Treatments Are Available?

Posted Oct 29 2012 4:56am

Eyelid rejuvenation is popularly known as blepharoplasty and is specially designed for restoring a youthful appearance to the eyelid area and thereby to the face as a whole. In this eyelid surgery, excess tissue, fat and skin are removed from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.

The Right Candidate for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is recommended if there is excess tissue on the eyelid due to which the eyes can’t be opened completely. When this tissue is removed the vision improves and the eyes appear more alert and younger. This can be opted if:

  • There are bags or dark circles under the eyes
  • Puffy or baggy upper eyelids
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids

Blepharoplasty cosmetic eyelid surgery aims to reshape the lower eyelid or the upper eyelid by rearranging or removing excess tissue as well as by reinforcing the surrounding tendons and muscles. Both men and women can benefit from this eyelid surgery for enhancing the look of their eyes.

What Are the Blepharoplasty Treatments Available?

Lower Blepharoplasty

Many people opt for this treatment. In this treatment:

  • The excess fat, muscle and skin are removed
  • The canthopexy or the corner of the eye is repositioned
  • The entire lower eyelid is repositioned
  • The lateral tarsal eyelid is repositioned
  • The tear trough is addressed
Upper Blepharoplasty

In upper blepharoplasty, the corrugator hyperactivity is improved. Along with this, the fatty tissue that contributes to the puffiness is removed. In the case of upper eyelids, there is removal of excess skin as well. Through this surgery, there is considerable improved in the glabellar frown lines. For repositioning the eyebrow, often the browpexy procedure is performed in combination with this.

What Are the Advantages of Blepharoplasty?

  • It is performed on an outpatient basis
  • Normal activities can be resumed within a few days
  • Recovery is comfortable

Nowadays, many people consider cosmetic eyelid surgery for an improved facial appearance. Every year, many such surgeries are performed. However, this surgery must be provided by a cosmetic eyelid specialist who has a lot of experience in carrying out this procedure. You need to consult the surgeon beforehand to find out if you are a candidate. The plastic surgeon would explain to you all details regarding the surgery, including possible risks and complication. This will help you take an informed decision. A reliable surgeon ensures the best aesthetic results.

 

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