Reasons to get eye lift surgery include appearing more youthful, improving vision, making it easier to use glasses or contacts, and easing irritation in eye folds and foreheads, according to All About Vision. This lift, also known as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, is different from upper eyelid ptosis surgery.
While upper eyelid ptosis surgery raises the upper eyelid margin, the eye lift helps remove and tighten eyelid skin, according to All About Vision. For many people, this is a cosmetic procedure to make a person look younger and more alert by changing the drooping or baggy eyelids associated with aging. Many kinds of doctors can perform such cosmetic surgeries, including oculoplastic surgeons who specialize in ophthalmology and ophthalmologists themselves. General plastic surgeons; ear, nose, and throat surgeons; and maxillofacial surgeons can perform the procedure as well.
For some, the eye lift is necessary to help them function, according to All About Vision. This includes cases where the drooping lids impair vision or prevent someone from wearing necessary glasses or contact lenses. In other cases, the person's eyelids may rub together and cause irritation or his forehead may be in pain from straining muscles to lift sagging eyelids, and the eye lift can alleviate this pain.