I am a 54 year old woman. My upper eyelids are droopy and I have deep wrinkles at the corners of my eyes. Will an upper blepharoplasty help both of these conditions?
A blepharoplasty alone will help with the droopy eyelid skin in the vast majority of cases. In some patients however, the actual eyelid is droopy and needs to be lifted. This is called ptosis surgery. This difference would be determined in consult. With regard to the wrinkles at the corner of the eyes (often times called crow’s feet), a blepharoplasty will help to some extent, but often a skin resurfacing procedure such as a chemical peel or fractionated CO2 laser is also used. Following the procedure, it is a good idea to utilize Botox or Dysport injections to maintain the result of the resurfacing procedure.
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