Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that can either be done solely as a cosmetic procedure or to correct functional problems with your eyelids. This surgery is normally done for cosmetic reasons but is also an effective way to improve sight in older people have sagging upper eyelids in the way of their vision. An eyelid lift is often done with other procedures such as a brow lift or facelift to improve crow’s feet and facial sagging. The main medical reason for having an eyelid surgery is ptosis, a condition causing the eyelids to hang very low blocking vision.
There are two types of blepharoplasty: Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and Lower Eyelid blepharoplasty. The upper lid blepharoplasty removes excess skin, fat and/or muscle from the upper lid. The goal of a lower lid blepharoplasty is to remove excess bags and sometimes trip some skin at the lash line to tighten the under eye skin.
The procedure could be on either upper and lower eyelids, or both at the same time. To find out if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty, contact any of our locations in Stockton, Tracy or Lodi.