• Eyelids (and your eyes)  are, perhaps, what other people notice first.
  • Eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of the eyelids is often called ‘eyelift’ or ‘blepharoplasty’.

Blepharoplasty can be both a functional and cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons.
When an advanced amount of upper eyelid skin is present, the skin may protrude over the eyelashes and causing a loss of peripheral vision. The outer and upper parts of the visual field are most commonly affected and the condition may cause difficulty with activities such as driving or reading. In this circumstance, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is performed to improve peripheral vision.

Patients with a less severe amount of excess skin may have a similar procedure performed for cosmetic reasons.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is almost always done for cosmetic reasons, to improve puffy lower eyelid “bags” and reduce the wrinkling of skin.
Blepharoplasty is performed through external incisions made along the natural skin lines of the eyelids, such as the creases of the upper lids and below the lashes of the lower lids, or from the inside surface of the lower eyelid. Initial swelling and bruising take one to two weeks to resolve but at least several months are needed until the final result becomes stable.

Depending upon the scope of the procedure, the operation takes one to three hours to complete.

As we age, your eyelids (both upper and lower) may become ‘droopy’ or ‘baggy’. The eyelid skin stretches and muscle tone weakens

  • As we age, your eyelids (both upper and lower) may become ‘droopy’ or ‘baggy’. The eyelid skin stretches and muscle tone weakens
  • In addition, your eyebrows may also droop.
  • Your droopy upper eyelids and droopy brows may give you the appearance of being sleepy, tired and aging prematurely
  • In addition, this sagging, may lead to brow/eyelid strain
    Excess skin can hang over the eyelid and interfere with vision

This surgery can be performed on both the UPPER and on the LOWER eyelids.


Upper eyelid
Blepharoplasty (“eye lift”)

  • Reduces excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids.
  • The excess fat is removed and incisions are closed with fine sutures.
  • Incisions made on the outside of the lower eyelids are barely visible and fade over time

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty.

  • This can be performed via an skin incision (trans-cutaneous) or via the inside of the eyelid (trans-conjunctival).
  • Lower Blepharoplasty reduces excess fat in the lower eyelids.
  • The excess fat is removed and incisions are closed with fine sutures.
  • Incisions made on the inside of the eyelids are not visible.
  • Incisions made on the outside of the lower eyelids are barely visible and fade over time