For some people, the excess skin of the upper lids, and sometimes the underlying muscles, can interfere with good vision. Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery is one of the most common of eye procedures for both men and women because of its high level of patient satisfaction.
Blepharoplasty is performed to remove and reshape excess skin around your eye lids and brows to create a more youthful look and in some cases, to improve vision. As with all reconstructive surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.
If you are considering blepharoplasty, you need to understand how eyelid surgery is performed and what you can expect from this procedure. This pamphlet can answer many common questions and provide you with information.
Before surgery your doctor will evaluate the condition and health of your eyes. Specifics regarding your vision, tear production, use of contact lenses, use of medications and personal expectations will be discussed. Usually a measurement of your field of vision will be plotted to see if excess skin is blocking your peripheral vision. You can also expect some “before” photography of your facial features and eye lids.