The following information has been prepared to familiarize you with facts about the surgical procedures known as blepharoplasty. You are requested to read this information thoroughly and to discuss any questions which might arise with your surgeon before you proceed with the surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty.
This operation is designed to remove excess skin and bagginess to give the eyes a more youthful appearance. It must be understood that most of the wrinkles around the eyes are etched into the skin and cannot be removed by this procedure. A laser resurfacing procedure may be desired if the patient would like to decrease wrinkles.
The blepharoplasty operation is designed to improve your appearance as much as possible at the present time. One must accept the judgement of your plastic surgeon and realize that he will remove all the excess tissue to effect the optimum result for each patient. If a patient presents with very droopy brows, it may be impossible to obtain a significant improvement of upper eyelid appearance without first raising the brows. The blepharoplasty procedure (without a forehead lift) does not affect droopy eyebrows. Your surgeon may suggest a forehead lift with you if he feels that your most significant problem is brow drooping.
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