They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. It is no wonder why so many women and men seek surgical enhancement through blepharoplasty. Common concerns include lower eyelid bags which cause the eyes to look constantly tired, and overhanging upper eyelids that hide the eyes, making them appear smaller. In some cases, the excess upper eyelid skin can even block the patient’s peripheral vision. Sometimes patients of east Asian descent may present with a “single eyelid” or lack of an upper eyelid crease. This can make the eyes appear smaller. The creation of an upper eyelid crease or “double eyelid” can be achieved with upper blepharoplasty. Surgical blepharoplasty can help open up the eyes, revealing a more beautiful, awake, or younger appearance for the window to the soul.
An ideal candidate for blepharoplasty is in good physical and mental health, has excess skin and/or fat of the upper or lower eyelids and has realistic expectations. An ideal candidate for Asian blepharoplasty is in good physical and mental health, does not have an upper eyelid fold, desires to have a natural looking upper eyelid with a fold and has realistic expectations.