About The Treatment
Over time, our eyes are affected by various factors: genetics, skin type and sun damage. Muscle layers beneath the eyelid skin weaken, fat deposits shift, and collagen begins to break down.
What is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) is a surgical procedure that aims to correct loose eyelid skin as well as hollow creases and raised fat pads under the eyes.
While the procedure varies slightly for each patient, it generally involves restoring volume to the upper eyelid crease for a sharper upper lid. This is sometimes followed by re-contouring of the lower eyelid and smoothing out any eye fat pads..
Dr Liew will also address the skin around the eye. This may involve manipulating the lower eyelid muscle and the tightening and elevation of the eyelid corner. Tending to the eye as a whole is critical.
This procedure is also often combined with Browplasty (Eyebrow Lift) Surgery to completely rejuvenate the eye and forehead area.
Candidates for Blepharoplasty Surgery
Candidates for Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) may have one or more of the following concerns:
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids
- Excess skin that may be affecting ones vision
- Puffy fat pads under the eyes
- Lower eyelids that turn out
- Loose skin on the lower eyelids
- Difficulty closing the eyes
How is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Surgery done
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or sometimes, general anesthesia. Dr Steven Liew will make a small incision in the upper and/or lower eyelids, depending on which areas are being treated. The incisions are typically made along the natural creases of the eyelids, so they are well-hidden and less noticeable after healing.
The procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case