Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Before And After Photos

This patient is seen after an upper and lower blepharoplasty. The upper treatment included skin removal only. The lowers were treated by moving the fat from the lower eyes over the depression she had on the lower eyelid area next to her cheek. In other words, the contour of the lower eyelids were improved not by removing fat but by moving it to where it is needed so the final contour is even and smooth.

Modern blepharoplasty or eye lifting is no longer skin and fat removal. It now involves moving fat around or transferring fat as well. As we age the area around our eyes actually becomes more hollow. A youthful face is fuller and with abundant fat. Look at youngsters to see what I am talking about. As always, the idea with eyelids is to do the minimum to achieve the desired goal without producing problems. There is nothing easy about the eyelids as the area is delicate and a conservative approach is the safest and most gratifying.