Blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) is a popular procedure requested both by women and men. Some of them feel their eyelids to be excessively heavy but others may be concerned about the ‘hooding’ of the upper eyelid skin. In most cases the definition of the upper eyelid above the eyelashes is taken up by the loose skin. Concerns about the lower eyelid may be due to excess skin or due to the puffiness of the lower eyelid. In some patients this may be the result of other medical conditions like: under active thyroid or renal diseases. It is therefore important to seek a professional opinion which takes into consideration the general medical problems of the patient and not just focusing on the excess skin on the lids. In a proportion of patients the downward droop of the eyebrows may also contribute to the heaviness of the upper lid. This may require a ‘brow lift’ in addition to the eyelid bag removal.
Procedure Related Information
Points To Note
If too much skin is removed from the lower lid during surgery the eyelid may not close properly and may appear slightly out-turned (ectropion). In extreme cases the patient may require further reconstructive procedures to solve this problem.
Loss of adequate support or removal of a larger skin area from the lower lid during surgery may lead to the eyelid not closing properly and may appear slightly out turned (ectropion).