Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses the hooding of the upper eyelids (Dermatochalasis). Over time, a person’s upper eyelids develop redundant skin which can rest on, or in some cases hang over, the lid margin. This causes a heavy feeling of the upper eyelids, and leads to fatigue and strain keeping the eyes open. It can even lead to restriction in the peripheral visual field.
Blepharoplasty is performed under local anaesthetic, with sedation if necessary, in the clinic rooms or in a theatre setting. The procedure frees up the peripheral vision, and alleviates the weight on the upper eyelids. Great care is taken to achieve a natural cosmetic outcome, with an emphasis on good recovery of eyelid function. Usually both eyelids are repaired at the same time.