Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

Lift ... Tighten ... Reshape & Blink


As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes.

Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of your field of vision.

You might consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids. Removing excess tissue from your upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both can improve vision and make your eyes appear younger and more alert.


Blepharoplasty May Be An Option If You Have:

  1. Baggy or Droopy Upper Eyelids
    (Loose Skin Hanging Down From The Upper Eyelids Over The Eyelashes)
  2. Excess Skin of The Upper Eyelids
    Interferes With Your Peripheral Vision (Hanging Skin Covering The Natural Fold of The Upper Eyelids)
  3. Droopy Lower Eyelids
  4. Excess Skin on The Lower Eyelids
  5. Bags Under The Eyes
  6. Upper & Lower Eyelids Appear Puffy
    (Making Your Eyes Look Tired & Aged)
  7. Deep Grooves Under The Eyes

You May Undergo Blepharoplasty At The Same Time As Another Procedure (Such: Brow Lift, Face-Lift, Skin Resurfacing ... etc.)

Can It Be Preformed After "LASIK"?

Yes. LASIK surgery is not a contraindication to having blepharoplasty or other cosmetic eye surgery. Consult with your LASIK surgeon to determine how long you should wait after your vision correction surgery before undergoing blepharoplasty. (Generally At Least Six Months)


Advantages of Blepharoplasty

  • It Eliminates The Puffiness & Bags Under The Lower Lids
        Appear Younger & Healthier
  • It Eliminates The Hooded Skin on The Upper Lids
        Appear Younger & Healthier
  • Resolves Vision Problems Related To Overhanging Eyelids
  • Any Scars From The Eye Lift Will Be Hidden In Your Natural Eyelid Creases
        Making Them Almost Indiscernible
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Disadvantages of Blepharoplasty

  • Takes Time To See Results After Surgery
  • Dry & Irritated Eyes (Following The Procedure)
  • Bruising & Swelling
  • Temporarily Blurred Vision
  • May Also need a Brow Lift
        If Your Eyebrows Droop
        If You Have Creases In Your Forehead

Upper Blepharoplasty

The excess skin is excised at the crease of the upper eyelid. Then a small portion of muscle is removed and the extra pockets of fat are removed as needed. The skin is sutured with removable stitches.

Lower Blepharoplasty

The muscle and skin layers are lifted and an incision is performed under the lashes. The excess fat is exposed, this usually is repositioned to fill the hollow areas in the cheek or removed as needed. The skin and muscle layers are lifted and re-draped, excess skin is excised and stitches are applied.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat, skin and atrophied or loose muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.
During blepharoplasty, incisions are made within the natural creases of the eyelids or on the inside of the eyelids. The surgeon removes some of the herniated fat and excess skin and then closes the incision with very fine sutures.
As with any surgical procedure, some scarring is to be expected. However, scarring with blepharoplasty is minimal and practically nonexistent after several months of healing.
Fat and loose skin around the eyes usually appears with age, but some young people are genetically prone to it, so there isn't really a set of age when blepharoplasty is performed.
No. A blepharoplasty is not designed to remove the wrinkles at the outer corners of your eyes (crow's feet) or to fix sagging brows. There are other procedures available that can be used to remove wrinkles near the eyes.
After your surgery, your eyes will be tender, swollen, and sore, and you will probably have some bruising. These should all resolve in a few days.
Discomfort can usually be controlled with pain medications prescribed by your surgeon. You may experience blurry vision for the first few days after your procedure, and your eyes may be watery or very dry.

Recovery Time: 10 - 14 Days.
Stitches are normally removed three to five days after your surgery. The removal process may sting a little, but is usually not too uncomfortable.
You should be able to see a definite difference once the swelling goes down, but this won't be for several days.