Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat, skin and atrophied muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. It is a very popular procedure as hooded eyes seem to lack luster and seem old or tired by many patients.
Many individuals who choose this procedure are very aware that their upper eyelids have seemed to disappear within the herniated fat of the upper eye area. Fat herniation is quite normal and will happen to everyone with age. However some individuals have herniated fat in the upper area of their eyes even in their early teens.
Sometimes a blepharoplasty can improve an individual's vision. This is achieved by removing the excess fat and skin that may block an individual's peripheral field of vision.
Whatever the individual case, the purpose of a blepharoplasty is for the aesthetic appeal that wider, youthful eyes possess.