Eyelid Surgery

Also known as eye lift or blepharoplasty .

When to Consider Eyelid Surgery

  • If you have excess, hanging skin covering the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • If you have loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids over the eyelashes
  • If your upper and lower eyelids appear puffy, making your eyes look tired and aged
  • If you have deep grooves under your eyes

Pros

  • You will eliminate the puffiness and bags under your lower lids and the hooded skin on your upper lids, making you appear younger and healthier.
  • You may no longer have vision problems related to overhanging eyelids.
  • Any scars from the eye lift will be hidden in your natural eyelid creases, making them almost indiscernible.

Cons

  • It will take time to see results after surgery.
  • You’ll likely be bruised and swollen and your eyes may be itchy and dry following the procedure.
  • If your eyebrows droop and you have creases in your forehead, you may also need a brow lift.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider eyelid surgery:

  • You have excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • You have loose upper eyelid skin that impairs your vision
  • You have a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making your eyes look tired and sad
  • You have excess skin and fine, ‘crepe paper’ type lower eyelid wrinkles
  • You have bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Your upper eye surface is too small or not smooth enough to apply makeup