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  • Writer's pictureDr. Peggy Velayo

What is the difference between Cosmetic Blepharoplasty and Functional Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyelids. There are two main types of blepharoplasty: functional blepharoplasty and cosmetic blepharoplasty.

Cosmetic blepharoplasty, is performed to enhance the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, or fat that causes puffiness or sagging. This procedure is considered an elective cosmetic surgery.

Functional blepharoplasty, also known as medical blepharoplasty, is performed to correct functional problems with the eyelids, such as excess skin, muscle, or fat that interferes with vision. This type of blepharoplasty is performed to improve the patient's vision and quality of life.

Both, functional and cosmetic blepharoplasty can be performed together, especially if the excess skin, muscle, or fat is causing both functional and aesthetic issues. However, it's important to note that functional blepharoplasty is primarily focused on improving vision and is not intended to provide a cosmetic benefit, while cosmetic blepharoplasty is focused solely on improving the appearance of the eyelids.

At Alabang Aesthetic Clinic, we include the cosmetic procedure when we perform functional blepharoplasty and our patients will experience the full aesthetic benefits.

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