Your eyes are the window to your soul — and an exceptionally attractive facial feature. It can be a sad day when you notice your eyelid skin begin to droop and sag and your face losing its vital, fresh appearance.
Cosmetic Vs. Functional Blepharoplasty
Cosmetic blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that is performed to improve your appearance. Drooping eyelids can impair your vision and make daily activities like driving more difficult or even dangerous. Over time, age and other factors can contribute to wrinkling and sagging of the skin around the eyes, which significantly ages your face. Excess skin causing folds around the eyelids can lead to irritation, muscle strain, or difficulty when wearing glasses.
Some cosmetic issues can be genetic, such as skin elasticity or fat pockets around the eyes. In both cases, blepharoplasty is used to reduce excess skin and fat near the eyes and improve the scope of vision. Functional blepharoplasty is when eyelid surgery is performed for medical reasons.