Cosmetic eye surgery refers to procedures that improve or alter the appearance of the eyes. The procedures are usually done to reduce the signs of aging or to create a double eyelid. Let’s look at these procedures more closely.
Also called the eye lift, blepharoplasty, is sometimes performed alongside other procedures, such as, Botox injections, facial or dermal filler, and facelift to reduce the signs of aging. These procedures will remove the wrinkles and lines around the eyes, eye bags, and drooping eyelids.
Blepharoplasty can be performed in the lower lids, upper lids, and both to remove the fatty deposits in the eyelids, bags under the eyes, sagging or loose skin in the upper eyelids, and the wrinkles and excess skin on the lower eyelids.
- Upper Blepharoplasty is done to address issues with the upper eyelids, such as puffiness, wrinkling, and droopiness. The sagging eyelids not only make you look older, but they can also diminish your vision. The procedure includes making incisions on the creases of the eyelids, the tightening of the eye muscles, and the removal and repositioning of the fat.
- Lower Blepharoplasty addresses the issue of the fat below the eyes and the dark circles around it called eye bags. Some of these fats also accumulate in the lower cheek and are called troughs. The procedure includes incisions in the fat deposits and the correcting of loose skin to create a younger appearance.
- Combination Blepharoplasty will reduce the appearance of the loose fat deposits around the eyes. The procedure includes incisions on the eye creases, the tightening of the skin, adjustment of fat deposits, brow lift, and contouring of the eye muscles.
Asian Eyelid Surgery
There is another popular type of eyelid procedure called the Asian eyelid surgery that creates a double eyelid for individuals who have minimal creases on the upper eyelids. The Asian term comes the type of customers who usually undergo the procedure, because a lot of Asians are born with the single eyelid. There is no problem with having minimal upper eyelid folds, so this procedure is done mainly on the assumption that single eyelids are less attractive than double eyelids.
The procedure removes some skin, fat, and tissues from the eyelid skin and an incision is made to create creases. Some individuals need to have both lower and upper eyelids altered to achieve the desired look.
Other Cosmetic Eye Procedures
There are other cosmetic eye procedures that are less known, such as the removal of the pterygium and the pinguecuela and the eye whitening surgery or the procedure designed to make the sclera whiter.
Although most the procedures, such as blepharoplasty, are considered safe, it’s still important to ask about the complications and risks of cosmetic eye surgery. Talk to experienced doctors about these procedures, because mistakes and revisions can be costly.