Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure in which the eyelids are lifted to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. This procedure reduces sagginess and droopiness around the eyelids.
As we age the skin in the eyelids thins and stretches. Fat within the eye socket can also bulge forward stored in the shape of the eyelids. In the upper eyelid, the skin excess can sometimes cause visual obstruction if the eyelid skin drops beneath the lash line. These changes can be improved with a blepharoplasty.
Sometimes excess of skin in the upper eyelid (dermatochalasis) is exacerbated by the eyebrow itself dropping. This can be corrected with a brow lift which can be performed at the same time as a upper blepharoplasty/eyelid reduction.
With ageing sometimes, the muscle that opens the eyelid thins and stretches away from the upper eyelid. This results in the lid margin moving down which can give rise to eyelid asymmetry or obstruction if severe. This can be improved with a blepharoptosis repair.