The eyes are the focal point of our faces. Unfortunately, they are also one of the first facial features to show signs of aging. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and weakens with age. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. This often leaves patients with a "tired" appearance and in some cases can cause loss of peripheral vision when the skin protrudes over the eyelashes.
Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery performed to remove the excess fat and tissue from your upper or lower eyelids. During the procedure, the physicians marks the excess fat and tissue to be removed and then trims them away using incisions that are hidden in the natural crease lines of your eye where it is most inconspicuous. The surgery is performed in the office with local anesthesia and patients are able to go home directly following their procedure.
If the drooping of the upper lids is causing loss of your peripheral vision, your medical insurance may cover most of the cost of surgery.