Excessive skin and fat of the upper eyelids cause the eyes to look puffy, hooded, and small.
Fat bulges in the lower eyelids that show up as bags under the eyes and the lower eyelid may look wrinkled.
Blepharoplasty is performed to remove the heaviness and wrinkles of the upper and lower eyelid area. It can be performed under local or general anaesthetic depending on patient preference.
Skin and fat can be removed from the upper lids often with minimal bruising. The fat from the lower eyelids can be removed from behind the eyelid so that there is no external scar.
Recovery time is usually between 1 to 2 weeks depending on how extensive the surgery is.