OCULOPLASTY

Oculoplastic surgery is the cosmetic, corrective, and reconstructive surgery of the eye. It manages and repairs problems primarily related to the tissues or structures surrounding the eye, rather than the eyeball itself. These structures include the eyelids, the tear ducts, and the orbit (bony socket surrounding the eye).

 Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelift, removes excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids and excess fat in the lower lids. The procedure can also be done on just the upper or lower eyelids. It may be accompanied by an eyebrow lift and cheek lift as well.

This procedure is done for cosmetic reasons. Over time, the eyelids become baggy or droopy because the skin stretches and fat pockets become more prominent. This is most commonly a result of aging, but sagging eyelids also run in families. When eyelids droop, it may give the impression of being tired or appearing older.