Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelids may look tired and baggy. This is from excess lid skin causing folds in the upper lids and protrusion of fat and excess loose skin causing bags in the lower lids. The upper eyelids look droopy even if they don't have a true droop (ptosis) and the lower lids look excessively puffy, without any medical cause to account for this. These changes are often familial — running in the family and reflect the ageing face.


Blepharoplasty is eyelid rejuvenation surgery. This is cosmetic or functional eyelid surgery, depending on whether the excess tissue is a cosmetic problem or interfering with the patients' visual function. The surgery is performed to correct drooping eyelids and / or puffy fat bags below the eyes. The excess loose folds of skin from the upper lids and sometimes fat from the lower eyelids, are removed. Lower lid skin is not always removed, but can be treated with laser or a gentle chemical peel if mild.

Before surgery, an ophthalmic examination is performed to exclude blepharitis, dry eye, lid laxity or other ocular condition which could be exacerbated by eyelid surgery.

Cosmetic blepharoplasty is aesthetic surgery.