It is a surgical procedure that involves correction of excess eyelid skin (eyelid surgery) and / or periocular fat by removing them through an incision which is housed in the angle of the fold of the upper eyelid and the lower edge of the tarsus lower eyelid scar although the latter cannot exist if the process is carried by the lower eyelid conjunctiva.
With aging, exposure to ultraviolet rays, gravity and wrinkles make the skin of the eyelids loses its elasticity. This decreases the tone of the skin and fat bags are evident in both the upper and lower eyelids. For this reason it is plenty of skin in the upper eyelid since all tissues have fallen as in the lower eyelid the fat bag goes down from malar region (cheekbone).
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery does not stop the aging and the appearance of new wrinkles. However improves the signs of aging given by the production of fat bags and lowering of tissues.
For upper eyelid surgery excess skin is removed and is made the scar in the crease formed when the eye is open. In this way the scar will only be visible when your eyes are closed. In the lower eyelid it is performed.
It can be done with other facial rejuvenation procedures (rhytidoplasty, resurfacing, eyebrow tail lift etc.) Before you decide to undergo this surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with the plastic surgeon.