Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery treatment that is rapidly growing in popularity in the UK – but what is it? Dr Ash Dutta, cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre, explains.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is more commonly known as an eye lift or eye bag removal. It involves repairing droopy eyelids and may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
It can be performed on either the upper eyelids or the lower eyelids and can make eyes appear younger and more alert.
Blepharoplasty is sometimes performed at the same time as other procedures, such as brow-lift, face-lift or skin resurfacing.
Why is Blepharoplasty performed?
Sagging skin around the eyes can be one of the biggest factors in making a person appear older. As people age, the skin around the eyes loosens and the muscles weaken. In extreme cases, excess fat can gather in the upper eyelids, which can obscure vision.
It can affect both men and women and can give a person a permanently tired expression. Although, aside from impaired vision, there are no health concerns around eye bags, they can cause unhappiness.
Blepharoplasty can be performed to combat these issues, either from a cosmetic point of view, or to help improve a person’s field of vision.