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What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, an Eyelid Surgery, from Dr. Edmund Kwan

Blepharoplasty is a surgery involving the eyelid area. The area around the eyes is among the earliest portions of the face to show signs of aging. Crow’s feet or bags under the eyes and saggy upper eyelids are the typical conditions that make the face appear older. Skin on the eyelids is one of the most dynamic areas of the body. Constant blinking causes the eyelid skin to become stretched out. This ultimately results in loose skin and wrinkles in that area.

Eyes are also usually exposed to environmental damage and sunlight. Gravitational pull may also cause the lower eyelids to get a bulge, which gives a tired appearance to the face. Blepharoplasty is an effective solution to these problems. It is a relatively minor cosmetic procedure that can remove the excess loose skin and restore the eyelids to their original youthful condition. To correct the bulge in the lower eyelids, blepharoplasty helps to remove excess fat, tighten the skin and smooth the area.

Some patients like to opt for a combination of blepharoplasty and a brow lift. This is important where the eyebrows are drooping, so it may appear odd if the eyelids are made to look younger, but the eyebrows are left untouched.

An important consideration for a procedure like blepharoplasty is that the operating surgeon has sufficient experience in this surgery. The procedure is seemingly minor, but the fact remains that eyes are the most delicate part of the human body. Even from a perspective of appearance, any slight abnormality of the nerve in the eyes will impact the facial profile adversely.

Blepharoplasty can be performed using traditional surgical techniques or with the help of laser techniques. Recovery from blepharoplasty is relatively fast and the patient’s cooperation, along with the surgeon’s instructions can lead to the best results.

 
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