It may not be one of the more talked about cosmetic surgeries but it is one of the most common — eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty. The popularity of blepharoplasty is due to the dramatic difference it makes both aesthetically and functionally. The skin around the eyes droops with age, leading to a tired, older appearance. Fixing this can be as dramatic as a facelift, but with only a fraction of the invasiveness.
Eyelid surgery is done by making a small incision in the fold of the eyelid. Since the incision is in a natural crease, there is minimal scarring. The excess skin and fatty tissue is removed and stitches are placed to close the incision. Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, often performed under local anesthetic.
What some people don’t think about is that eyelid surgery has functional benefits in many cases as well. Often, drooping skin around the eyes can lead to a loss of peripheral vision that comes on so gradually that you don’t even notice. Removing that skin can allow you to see the world fully again. Though most forms of cosmetic surgery are not covered by insurance plans, blepharoplasty sometimes is, just for that reason.
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