Blepharoplasty

In some people, “drooping” eyelids can not only create an aging look but can also create a vision problem. Upper eyelid revision and lower eyelid revision, both known as blepharoplasty, also known as blephs, reduce the drooping eyelid tissue. Overall, this improves the appearance of the eyelid and produces a rejuvenated and more alert appearance.

What to Expect

The surgeon will inject a numbing medication into the eyelid and administer a sedative to help the patient relax. The surgeon will make an incision along the natural fold of the upper eyelid and remove excess skin, as well as some muscles and fat beneath the skin. The incision is closed with tiny stitches that will leave a fairly invisible scar. The procedure lasts one to three hours. Afterward, the patient is monitored in a recovery room for a short time before being released. Using an ice pack after surgery will prevent swelling and promote comfort. Ask your physician for specific instructions.