Eyelid Lift Surgery
Perhaps one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for a sagging eyelid is the blepharoplasty, also known as “eyelid lift” or “eye lift” in layman’s term. This treatment improves the appearance of the face, and also rejuvenates the area affected by the procedure. It treats the fatty deposits just below the eye that look like puffiness that appear as eye bags. It also improves vision as it brings back the natural contour of the upper eyelid that gets lost due to sagging caused by ageing or other eye function problems.
Eyebrow Lift Surgery
The term “eyebrow lift” is also known as browplasty, or forehead lift, as it is a procedure done mainly on the forehead and brows, on which the eyebrows sit. This procedure works by raising the forehead (done by tightening the soft tissue on it) allowing the upper eyelids, eyebrows and the forehead skin to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines, and thus, appear younger. Eyebrow lift is done by performing an incision above the hairline and surgical operation on the muscle, skin and tissue of the forehead and brows.
Why Undergo an Eyelid Lift or Eye Brow Lift?
The major reason why patients undergo blepharoplasty or browplasty, is to improve their appearance, either as a corrective measure or due to the effects of ageing. Normally, symptoms of ageing are seen on the areas surrounding the eyes such as the eyelids which start to sag, fold or to droop over and create visible lines, eye bags, or the upper eyelids covering the eyelashes. On most occasions, the upper eyelids drooping towards gravity covers the area where women apply make-up. For the lower lid, they create eye bags which are ugly to see. Sagging eyelids also create visible lines and wrinkles around the eye area. Women are the most common patients for eyelid or eyebrow lift surgery for these reasons.
Aside from enhancing looks, eye lift or eyebrow lift is also performed for medical purposes. For instance, when eyelids sag or droop, especially in the upper eyelids just beneath the brows, they start impairing normal vision. For corrective measures, an eye lift surgery is often recommended by a cosmetic surgeon. Other eye function problems that require eye lift are genetic conditions such as entropion or ectropion. Entropion is a condition in which the lower eyelid folds inward creating discomfort on the eye area because the eyelashes come in contact with the cornea and constantly irritate it. On the other hand, ectropion is the reverse of entropion. It is a genetic disorder wherein the lower eyelids fold outwards, normally due to weakening of the tissues on the lower lid. Both disorders need blepharoplasty as corrective eye surgery.