Blepharoplasty procedures are common procedures as patients tend to age. An upper blepharoplasty procedure involves removing the excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid compartments and then closing the skin at the location of the upper eyelid crease. Occasionally, as people age, the muscle that raises the eyelid, the levator muscle, becomes weak or attenuated “stretched out”.
This “stretching out” of the muscle that raises the eyelid can often cause one eyelid to appear more “droopy”. This “droop” is called ptosis. At the same time that the blepharoplasty procedure is performed, the eyelid ptosis can also be corrected. Correcting the eyelid ptosis as well as the excess skin and fat can create a more rejuvenated appearance to the face.