When Is Blepharoplasty Necessary?

Blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery that removes extra skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is generally performed in patients who have experienced aging and skin sag. Considering eyelid sag is not often a person’s first aging concern, it can go unnoticed for a while. Many patients who come in wanting a brow lift or facelift are surprised they would also benefit from a blepharoplasty. This raises the question, “When is blepharoplasty necessary?’

A blepharoplasty is necessary when it bothers a patient or hinders eyesight. Additionally, if a patient is undergoing a brow lift, they sometimes may also find benefit from eyelid surgery. Having both at the same time can often optimally rejuvenate the upper face dramatically. Though, not every person who benefits from a brow lift also would a blepharoplasty.

Sagging eyelids can also cause issues seeing. While not horribly common, in some cases the skin can sag so far or cause heaviness to the point it hinders vision. In these cases, blepharoplasty usually becomes medically necessary. Otherwise, blepharoplasty is only necessary when a patient has sagging eyelids that bother them. 

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