Excess upper eyelid skin
The eyelid is the thinnest skin in the whole body and it is the first area to show signs of aging on the face. The skin loses its elasticity with age and as a result the skin sags forming a fold over the upper eyelid which gives a hooded and aged appearance. In severe cases, it may even block your vision.
Blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift surgery is an eyelid surgery whereby the excess skin and in some cases fat, are removed. This will give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
The amount of excess skin to be removed is determined and removed under local anaesthesia. In some instances, fatty tissues are also removed to reduce puffiness. Double eyelid can be created during this surgery.The wound is then sutured and stitches are removed 1 week later.
2. Infrabrow blepharoplasty
In some patients who have existing double eyelid or lid crease, infrabrow blepharoplasty can be done to retain the natural eyelid crease. In this technique the excess skin is removed right below the eyebrow and sutured. Stitches are also removed 1 week after. The eyebrow hair is tattooed 6 weeks later to camouflage the scar.