upper and lower blepharoplasty comined with a mini-facelift
Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
One of the most frequently performed surgical procedures, upper eyelid blepharoplasty is used to remove the fat deposits, loose skin and drooping on that may form around the upper eyelids with age. Heredity and sun damage can accelerate these changes. Younger people also elect to have this procedure done to eliminate puffiness of the eyes from congenital excess fatty tissue.
Upper lid blepharoplasty can improve two common problem areas: 1.) excess skin on the upper eyelid itself, often called “hooding of the upper lid, and 2.) puffiness in the inner corner and middle of the upper eyelid caused by herniation (pushing forward) of fat.
This procedure is frequently done at the same time as other procedures, such as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, facelift or forehead lift, and can be combined with laser or chemical resurfacing to smooth skin wrinkles. When drooping of the upper lids interferes with vision (a condition known as ptosis), the procedure may be partially or fully covered by insurance.
If you're considering upper eyelid blepharoplasty, the following information will provide you with a good introduction to the procedure. For more detailed information about how this procedure may help you, we recommend that you consult a plastic surgeon who is board certified or has completed a residency program that includes instruction in this procedure.