Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. It is typically a cosmetic procedure but can also improve vision by lifting droopy eyelids.
The procedure is usually performed in-office with local anesthesia and lasts 45 minutes to a few hours. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). The surgeon removes excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures. If no skin needs to be removed, the surgeon will perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the eyelid and there are no visible scars.