Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Excess skin and laxity of our skin tissue can cause hooding and crowding of our upper eyelids. Additionally, the natural crease of our eyelid may become obscured or slipped causing an aged appearance. Sometimes excess fat tissue can cause unwanted pouching to the upper eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the excess skin and fat of the upper eyelids is removed to create a more youthful appearance around the eyes.

Your surgeon will evaluate your eyelids and precisely measure the amount of skin that can be removed and if your eyelid crease needs rearrangement or adjustment to improve the overall eyelid aesthetic. Each patient is different and surgery will be tailored to your specific needs.

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty is done as an outpatient surgery, often using “twilight” sedation and a local anesthetic.

Incisions made during the procedure will be hidden in the crease of your upper eyelid. After the excess skin is removed, the incision is closed with sutures or skin glue, depending on your skin type. As the incision site heals, it is often only slightly visible and significant scarring is rare.