- Eyelid Surgery- Blepharoplasty
BLEPHAROPLASTY – EYELID SURGERY CASE #76
A 42 years old cosmetic surgery patient from Miami presented in our Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgery center complaining about asymmetry of her upper eyelids. She claims that since her early teen years her eyelid folds were not symmetric.
Our clinical evaluation demonstrated mild to moderate upper eyelid asymmetry but also a moderate degree of eyelid ptosis. This is a condition where upper eyelid covers a portion of the iris of the eye and patient strains to keep her eyelid up to improve the visual field. This condition is visible on her preoperative image (left). Patient was made aware of this problem and offered to have corrective ptosis surgery done in the same time with upper blepharoplasty. However, she refused it because it did not seem to bother her.
In local anesthesia we performed upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery) removing different amounts of skin from left (more) and right upper eyelids to create eyelid symmetry. We preserved muscle and fat tissue entirely to create youthful fullness of the upper eyelids.