Eyelid surgery can make you look years younger and change one’s appearance from a tired, sad and angry look to an alert, rested and peaceful look. The operation is designed to remove excess skin and bagginess around the eye area. The wrinkles around the eyes are etched into the skin and cannot be removed by this procedure. A laser resurfacing procedure may be desired if the patient would like to decrease fine line wrinkles.
Excess skin in the upper eyelids, or bags in the lower lids, are the most common reason for someone desiring cosmetic eyelid surgery. Bags in the lower lids are the result of fatty tissue being pushed forward.
If a patient has very droopy brows, it may be impossible to obtain a significant improvement of upper eyelid appearance without first raising the brows. The blepharoplasty (without a brow lift) does not affect droopy eyebrows. Your surgeon may suggest a brow lift with your blepharoplasty if he or she feels that your most significant problem is brow drooping.