Blepharoplasty is a very common aesthetic surgical procedure for men as well as women. As we age, excess skin can form around our eyes, causing us to look older, tired, wrinkled, or puffy. This is natural because, as we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and previously tight tissues can begin to droop. With eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), we work toward restoring a youthful and refreshed appearance to your eyes without noticeable scarring.

When we look at the tissues around the eyes, we need to consider the upper and lower areas separately. The need to address either the upper lid, the lower lid, or both varies widely from patient to patient.

The effects of aging in the upper eyelid are so common that eyelid surgery is regularly performed for medical as well as cosmetic reasons. Sometimes the upper eyelid has become so heavy and low that it interferes with the patient’s ability to see. This is considered a medical problem, and we work to improve the structure of the eyelid to improve vision.

If a person has extra fat in their lower eyelids (puffiness), it can be removed. Incisions usually heal extremely well. The tissue around the eyelid is very privileged when it comes to healing, so there is rarely an objectionable scar.