As we get older, the eyelids stretch, and the eyelid muscles can weaken. Drooping eyelids can not only make one look older, sagging skin can also reduce the peripheral field of vision. In some cases, it can also cause the eyelids to feel heavy and makes it hard to open your eyes.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift surgery) is a type of surgery that removes excess skin. If necessary, excess fat will be removed and the weakened eyelid muscle may be lifted.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Chen will perform a thorough examination of the eye, eyelid and facial skin in order to assess your suitability for eyelid lift surgery. A second consultation is required to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and have the opportunity to discuss any questions that you might have before proceeding.
This procedure is performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. Careful preoperative planning and precise contouring of skin, muscle and fat help to achieve a natural result. The upper eyelid lift will make your eyes look more youthful, fresher and more alert.