As you age, folds of skin often develop in the upper eye region. These can become loose and baggy, resting on the eyelashes or hanging over the eye affecting vision. A droopy look, with excess skin, can also occur due to the descent of the eyebrow and forehead. If the eyebrow is in a normal position, upper blepharoplasty surgery can be very effective in correcting these problems.
This relatively straightforward procedure can be carried out independent of any other eye surgery. After making the incisions, your surgeon will remove excess fat from the upper eye area and trim any sagging skin and muscle. The wound will be closed with very fine stitches in the natural fold or crease of the skin to keep scarring to the bare minimum.
Surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic as an outpatient or under general anaesthetic with an overnight stay.