Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin and fat. Age, sun exposure and heredity all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes. The aging process can cause unwanted changes in expression, causing us to look permanently fatigued and older than we really are. These changes result in emotional distress and sometimes even visual impairment.
Blepharoplasty may involve the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.