Rejuvenation of the eyelids (with surgery)
Upper eyelid is one the main structures that gives the characteristics of the face. The fullness, fat content, fat distribution, the crease level, the quality and redundancy of the skin define the general youth and health of the upper eyelids.
The upper eyelid surgeries are quick and relatively easy procedures which can be performed under local anesthesia with a very high rate of patient satisfaction.
In these operations the excess skin is removed, the abnormal fat distribution is corrected and a fresh looking upper eyelids are formed.
The drooping of the upper eyelids (ptosis) may sometimes seen together with aging upper eyelids. In these cases the correction of the ptosis could be done together with the upper blepharoplasty to yield better results.
Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed for the removal of the under-eye bags or for the removal of the skin excess and wrinkles formed during facelift operations. Formerly, the lower eyelid operations were performed through skin incisions made under the lower eyelashes and the important muscles were also cut during the procedure. In the recent years the new operation techniques have devised that removes the need to make lower eyelid skin incisions, instead the under-eye bags are removed through incisions made from inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) leaving no scar on the skin and sparing the muscle layer which is very important to prevent the common complications seen with older surgical techniques.
Lower blepharoplasty operations can also be performed during face-lift procedures to tighten the lower eyelid, to remove under-eye bags, to reposition the subocular fat and to excise the excess skin.
Lower eyelid operations are generally preferred to be combined with lower eyelid micro-fat injection procedures to smoothen the transition zone from eye to cheek.