In blepharoplasty, redundant skin is removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the eyes. In certain cases, a small portion of fat may be removed or repositioned as well. Incisions are hidden in pre-existing creases or adjacent to lashes to minimize scarring.
In patients whose vision is affected by redundant upper eyelid skin (a visual field defect), insurance may pay for upper lid surgery. When drooping of the brow is involved, a brow lift can also be performed.
Is It Right For You? In the appropriate setting, blepharoplasty can make the eyes look younger and more relaxed. After eyelid surgery, patients are often told that they look “more rested.” The procedure will usually not address “crow’s feet” or other facial wrinkles. Our physicians will be happy to counsel you regarding the procedure and postoperative expectations.