Your eyes are the primary facial feature people notice. When you look at somebody, especially when communicating at close distance, you tend to instinctively make eye contact. Unconsciously you form an opinion about somebody from their facial features, and the eyes in particular provide clues that affect your response. Even when you look at yourself in the mirror, you almost automatically look at your eyes first.
It’s no wonder that eyelid procedures are one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery performed today. Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is used to remove excess drooping skin, wrinkles, and fat deposits to improve the appearance of the eyes. Eyelid procedures correct both upper and lower eyelids. The result of eyelid surgery is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Other procedures are also available.
While eyelid procedures are most often performed for cosmetic purposes (take away that “tired” look), there are other reasons why an eyelid procedure might be necessary or recommended, such as injury, congenital malformation, disease, etc.
In this section learn about…
- Blepharoplasty, the surgical procedures related to eyelids
- Botox®, a common cosmetic treatment for enhancing eye appearance
- Reconstructive procedures, for correcting deficiencies
- Laser skin resurfacing, for smoothing the skin around the eyes
- Restylane® and other fillers, dermal fillers for creating a smooth appearance
- Radiesse® is safe cosmetic dermal filler