The most common surgical procedure on eyelids that restores their freshness and youthful appearance is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty surgery is performed in the case of excess skin on the eyelids (dermatochalasis) which is usually due to aging when the skin loses its elasticity and starts hanging over the edge of the eyelids and can also be associated with prolapse of fat tissue from the orbit resulting with formation of fatty pads and dark circles. Functional Blepharoplasty is performed in cases when together with te skin excess muscles in the upper lid are weakened as well and the eyelids start sliding downwards with inability to raise the eyelids (ptosis). During the surgery under local anesthetic the excess skin, fat and stretched muscle fibers from lids are removed and if necessary with creating a new muscle insertion.
Incision is made inside the natural crease of the eyelid or below the eyelashes and is closed by stitches which are removed in seven days, the recovery after the procedure is fast and the scar almost invisible.