Sagging upper eyelids and bags under the eyes are the two most common reasons for surgical rejuvenation of the eyelids, which is called blepharoplasty. It can be done only to the upper or lower lids, but generally both are done together. This procedure does not change the shape of your eye, and will not remove “crow’s feet” or dark circles under the eyes. It is often combined with either a forehead lift or endoscopic brow lift in order to obtain the best result, and is also often performed with a face lift. The procedure may be combined with canthoplasty to restore a more youthful shape to the eyes for patients whose lower lids are drooping at the outer corners. Canthoplasty tightens the ligament and/or muscle that supports the outer corner of the eyelid to correct the drooping outer lower lid.
Dr. Soto will discuss the most appropriate solution with you at your consultation.
Ideal candidates for eyelid rejuvenation are healthy men and women who desire an improved appearance to their eyes. It is performed on younger patients who have a genetic disposition to saggy upper lids or puffy lower lids (“bags” under the eyes). It is also effective in patients who find that drooping upper lids interfere with their vision. Though not generally covered by health insurance, it is sometimes paid by the insurance company if you have significant vision problems due to drooping upper eyelids.
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