Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Surgery that lifts the eyelid
Eyelid surgery is aimed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids which tends to sag with age.
The surgery is done under using sedation or a general anesthesia which takes about an hour.
Incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelids, along the lines of the upper eyelids and beneath the lashes of the lower eyelid. Incisions are often invisible while they heal.
The tissues are removed with surgical instruments such as scalpels, surgical scissors, radio-frequency cutting devices and sometimes cutting lasers. Sutures or tissue adhesives (glue) then are carefully applied to smooth and reconfigure areas around the eyebrows and eyelids. In some cases carbon dioxide (CO2) laser is also used to enhance the procedure by resurfacing skin and smoothing out any remaining wrinkles in the eyelid and eyebrow area.