Blepharosplasty is a surgical modification of the eyelid. The procedure is normally performed to remove excess tissue such as skin and fat.
The eyelids are an essential part of facial expression and are the focus of much of our attention during social interaction. The commonly-named \'bags\' that come with age and give us an appearance of premature aging or perpetual tiredness can today be greatly improved.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery has a very natural rejuvenating effect without causing drastic changes to your image and leaving no visible scars. Unlike other cosmetic surgeries such as the facelift, they are less invasive, less expensive and have much a shorter and more pleasant post-operative recovery. As a result, it has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world.
Both the upper and lower blepharosplasty are performed under local anesthetic and can be performed simultaneously. The procedure does not require admission to hospital. In selected cases a general anesthetic can be used for medical reasons.
There are two types of surgery for blepharosplasty
Unilateral: This is defined as single eye surgery, this can be both at the top and bottom of the eye.
Bilateral: As the name suggests, this is surgery performed on both eyes. As with unilateral blepharosplasty, both the top and bottom of the eye can be operated.