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Excess upper eyelid skin that droops and sags can be removed by upper eyelid blepharoplasty, sometimes referred to as an “eye lift.” Aging causes the skin to stretch out, making the eyes look sad and tired. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can restore your eyes to a more rested, happy, youthful appearance.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure generally performed with local anesthesia and possibly requiring light IV sedation. The surgery is done through an incision hidden in the upper eyelid crease in which excess skin, a small strip of muscle and small pockets of fat are removed. The contour of the upper eyelid is reshaped for a more youthful appearance. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair can be done together through a single incision.
Following your eyelid surgery, your eyesight will be blurry and your eyes may need to be covered intermittently with cold guaze for the first three days. Discomfort is minimal and is typically easily controlled. Minimal swelling and some bruising are typical and should resolve in seven to ten days. Most people return to work in one week. The incision should look well healed within two to three weeks, with complete healing over a few months. Results are usually long-lasting.