Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery involves the rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelids. There are small fat pads that reside behind the eyelids. With age, these bags can push farther outward and become more noticeable. People are frequently told they have a "tired look." The skin also begins to sag. The upper eyelid skin can begin to weigh down on the eye, and in some cases, begin to obstruct vision. In this case, insurance may cover the cost of surgery. An important distinction is between the heavy, droopy eyebrow and the upper eyelid. It may be that both need correction or only one. If needed, both the upper and lower eyelids can be corrected at the same time.
Another important aspect is determining what caused the eyelid condition in the first place. It may be genetics (mom and dad), overall health status, and even a number of medical conditions can affect the eye including thyroid problems. When choosing a blepharoplasty surgeon it is important that he or she appreciates the eyes in relationship to the face to avoid the "overcorrected" or "hollow" look. This can all be discussed with Dr. Guy at the time of consultation.