Blepharoplasty Surgery Available in Fort Lauderdale
Over time, the eyelids may become droopy or baggy as skin stretches, fat bulges, and muscles weaken. These changes are commonly the result of the natural aging process, sun damage, and may have genetic or familial factors.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid procedure for improving eyelid appearance by removing fat and/or excess skin and tissue from the upper and lower eyelids. Unlike a similar appearing medical condition, called ptosis (which actually reduces the field of vision), blepharoplasty may be regarded as a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by health insurance.
Blepharoplasty can be performed using either laser or non-laser technology depending on the nature of the individual case.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is usually performed by making an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. The eyelid crease may be repositioned if necessary. The upper lid skin is removed and the fat is removed or repositioned.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty includes tightening sagging skin and removing puffiness often due to fat excess. Fat removal is typically performed on the inner surface of the lower eyelid, and fat is removed or repositioned.
In addition to blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing, chemical peel, or Botox® may be recommended to further smooth the skin and improve appearance of the eyelids or surrounding area.
Our patients in Fort Lauderdale should be aware that blepharoplasty does not correct a drooping eyebrow or remove crow’s feet. Other treatments are available, and like blepharoplasty, they can provide a more youthful appearance as well as functional improvement with minimal risk.