As skin ages, it gradually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus the constant pull from gravity causes excess skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is a kind of surgery performed on the eyelids to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids. It’s also called an eye lift.
Details of the Eyelid Surgery
There are three distinctly different types of eyelid surgery, and the procedure you'll require can vary depending on the shape of your eyes and other health conditions. One of these three types will be recommended by your specialist:
Upper Eyelid Surgery: This type of blepharoplasty is used mainly to improve vision loss and appearance of the eye due to aging or genetics. As the name implies, it's focused on the upper eyelid. This type of surgery can restore the function of the eye or provide a more rounded, open appearance.
Lower Eyelid Surgery: This procedure is based around the lower lid and eyes, focusing on the removal of wrinkles in the skin, correction of baggy eyes or improving appearance.
Double Eyelid Surgery: In a double eyelid surgery, a crease is made in the upper eyelid, creating a wider, larger-looking eye. This is the procedure that's gained so much popularity in East Asia, and the one most often referenced in relation to blepharoplasty as a whole.
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