Eye lift surgery is medically known as blepharoplasty. It’s one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed
Blepharoplasty is also known as eyelid reduction, eye lift or eyelid surgery.
The aim of this surgical procedure is to reshape the eyelids by removing excess fat and skin. Blepharoplasty is a highly effective treatment for the signs of ageing around the eye area to improve common complaints of eye bags and hooded or droopy eyelids.
As we age, the skin loses elasticity, causing it to wrinkle and sag. Our muscles also slacken as we grow older. This combination of lax skin and relaxed muscles causes the upper and lower eyelids to sag. Loose skin accumulates as folds in the upper eyelids and forms deepening creases in the lower eyelids. The relaxation of the muscle causes the fat which cushions the eyes in their sockets to push forward, causing eye bags to appear.
It largely depends on the doctor’s preference and surgical plan.
Before an upper blepharoplasty, a doctor evaluates certain features of the eyelid, including:
The condition of these features determines the approach the doctor uses during the procedure.
Lower blepharoplasties have two main approaches: transcutaneous and transconjunctival.2
A transcutaneous approach involves an incision in the skin where crow’s feet lines naturally occur. It is then deepened into the muscle. A transconjunctival approach is a simpler and faster technique involving an incision in the conjunctiva (inside the eyelid).
Doctors will always aim to preserve as much tissue as possible to balance the volume loss that comes with age.