Upper Lid Blepharoplasty : With aging, people can develop excess upper eyelid skin. This not only can be a cosmetic issue, but can interfere with one's peripheral vision. Removing the excess upper eyelid skin (blepharoplasty) is a relatively straight forward, out-patient surgery that only takes 15-20 minutes.
The incision is hidden within the upper eyelid crease, eliminating any noticeable scars. Conscious sedation is usually administered for the patient's comfort. Because the eyelid skin is the thinnest skin in the body, many patients require no or minimal pain medication post-operatively. Swelling and bruising are minimal, especially when the blepharoplasty is done with a laser, and typically last 1-2 weeks.