Blepharoplasty is plastic surgery of the eyelids to restore the natural beauty of your eyes. In this common procedure for both men and women, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from around the eyes. Drooping eyebrows can also be corrected at the same time. Tired sagging eyes can have a negative effect on appearance and one’s self esteem.

Why is blepharoplasty performed?

Blepharoplasty can be done to improve both visual function and cosmetic appearance. Excessive upper eyelid tissue can block the upper field of vision. Correction of overhanging skin folds will improve the function of the upper eyelid and peripheral vision. Even if vision is not affected, blepharoplasty may be performed to improve a sagging, tired appearance.

Before Blapharoplasty the eyelids are heavy giving a tired appearance

Before Surgery

The skin below the eyebrow sags, causing a loss in the definition of the eyelid and a tired look.

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After Surgery

After the removal of excess tissue, the eyelids regain their definition, resulting in a younger, more energetic look.

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What are the symptoms that indicate blepharoplasty is needed?

In addition to changes in appearance and a limited field of vision, excess eyelid tissue can also cause physical discomfort. The weight of the excess eyelid tissue may cause brow ache and fatigue. In some cases, excess skin may cause the eyelashes to turn in and irritate
the eye.

How is blepharoplasty performed?

Blepharoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, depending on the amount of reconstruction needed, the patient’s preference, and health. Where fine sutures are used they either dissolve on their own or are removed a few days after surgery. Temporary blurred vision and excessive tearing may also be experienced after the procedure.


Before Surgery

Notice how the skin above the eyelashes
sags and hangs over the eyelids. The excess weight causes the eyelids to partially cover the pupil, interfering with vision, and making the person look tired.

After Surgery

Removal of the excess upper eyelid tissue allows the eyes to open wider. Both the patient’s vision and appearance are restored.

Incision lines are made on the underside of the eyelid or hidden in the natural skin folds so they are hardly visible during healing. After healing they are virtually unnoticeable.  EyeBleph-IncisionCanva opt

What are the results of blepharoplasty?

The results of plastic eyelid surgery can be quite dramatic. However, the final outcome depends on many factors including the extent of reconstructive work required, the patient’s skin structure and age, and the healing process. Expected benefits and possible complications should be discussed with the doctor prior to having surgery. Incision lines, which are hidden in the natural skin folds (upper lids), may initially appear as small red marks which fade over time. Ultimately, the fine hairline scars become virtually unnoticeable. In most cases, blepharoplasty can successfully improve visual function and physical appearance.