As you age people develop excess skin on their eyelids, which can eventually affect your vision.
Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids through incisions in natural lines extending into the outer edge of the eye.
The scars may fade with time, and are usually not noticeable*.
Blepharoplasty may improve peripheral vision by lifting the excess skin.
The procedure may remove excess skin and address wrinkles.
Blepharoplasty may last 10-15 years*, but you continue to age and develop more loose skin with time. Many people have a second blepharoplasty 10-20 years later.
Upper eyelid incisions are usually placed in natural creases, while lower eyelid incisions, below the lash line. Scars may fade over time and are rarely noticeable long-term.
Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and may address eye contour.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes may be reduced.
It is sometimes possible for Dr Cope to remove fine lines on the lower eyelid with the Halo or Profractional laser resurfacing and remove fat using an incision on the back of the eyelid, leaving no external scars at all.
*Note results vary from patient to patient
Almost anyone who has loose skin in the upper or lower eyelids. Most people have blepharoplasty between 40-60 years old, although ages vary from people in their 30s to 80s.