What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid reduction, eye lift or eye bag removal), refers to the surgical rejuvenation of the eyelid which is often used in conjunction with non-surgical procedures. It applies to both the upper and the lower eyelids but is commonly used to counteract the effects of ageing on the skin muscle and fat around the eyes.

Young people, however, can also require eyelid surgery either because patients wish to lessen the oriental features or to remove bulging pockets of fat (eyebags). There are also some children born with drooping upper eyelids called Ptosis, who also require surgical assistance.

Blepharoplasty surgery is customised to every patient and no two are the same. It can be performed alone, involving the upper, lower or both eyelids or in conjunction with other surgical procedures of the face, brow or nose. The most common supplementary procedure would be fat grafting for the ageing face and is now included in most cases to achieve youthful vitality. 

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