Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is primarily removal of excess skin and soft tissue in the upper eyelids. Excess upper skin is called dermatochalasis and may create a tired or aged appearance and even cause decreased peripheral vision, decreased contrast sensitivity, and even nightly headaches from straining of the eyebrows to boost up the eyelids. Raising the eyebrows to compensate for dermatochalasis can also cause permanent, deep set, horizontal wrinkles on the forehead. Extra skin in the upper lids may also cause hooding of the skin over the eyelid, which can hide the eyelid platform – an area women may apply makeup to.
During surgery, an incision is made in the eyelid skin along the lid crease to perform the surgery while hiding the scar. During the surgery, customized fat removal from the upper lids may be performed to assist the patient in regaining a more youthful appearance.
Upper blepharoplasty can be performed in our office surgical center avoiding the costs of a facility fee – which can be more expensive than the surgery. This helps keep the costs low while still providing an optimum level of care. The procedure is performed under light sedation with an anesthesiologist in the room ensuring you remain relaxed and comfortable.
Patients can return home immediately after the procedure and resume nearly all normal daily activities the next day.