Blepharoplasty is surgery that includes repairing droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.

About Blepharoplasty

As you age, your eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below your eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, severely sagging skin around your eyes can impair your peripheral or side vision making it much more challenging to perform your daily activities. One of the main risks is inability to see your blind spot when driving. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate such impaired vision.

In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat is removed or repositioned, and then the loose muscle and skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.

As with any surgery, blepharoplasty carries some risks, such as poor healing, persistent fat or loose skin and muscle, dry eyes, and very rarely, visual changes or loss.


For a week and a half following blepharoplasty, you will clean the eye area (the eyes may feel sticky, dry, and itchy). Eyedrops may be recommended. Your surgeon will also list activities and environments to avoid in the weeks immediately following surgery. Permanent stitches will be removed in seven to ten days after surgery. Self-absorbing stitches will dissolve on their own.

Scars from the incisions may take six months or longer to fade. Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence. For some people, results of surgery may last a lifetime, but for others, eyelid drooping eventually may recur.

Schedule an appointment with The Eye Center, to determine if this procedure is an option for you. Our doctors will help you weigh the risks and benefits, empowering you to make an informed decision about the suitability of this procedure for you.

Get In Touch With Us
Have Questions? Feel free to contact us and our team will get back to you as soon as possible.