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Upper Eyelid Lift

Heavy Upper Lids: Eye Surgery

Because of age or genetics, the upper lids can have excess skin over the lashes. Removal of the skin and lifting the lid include different procedures, each matched to the patient for a healthy, rejuvenated look.

Heavy upper lid eye surgery, commonly known as upper blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the upper eyelids. The primary goal of the surgery is to reduce the appearance of droopy or sagging upper eyelids, which can occur due to aging, genetics, or certain medical conditions.

The Basics

In upper blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions along the natural creases of the upper eyelid. This placement helps to minimize visible scarring. The surgeon then removes excess skin, fat, and possibly a small amount of muscle to create a firmer, more lifted appearance. The incisions are carefully closed with fine sutures, ensuring a smooth result and minimal scarring.

Upper blepharoplasty can have several benefits, including:

  • Improved Vision: For some people, sagging upper eyelids can obstruct their field of vision. By removing excess skin, the surgery can restore full vision and improve daily activities like reading and driving.
  • Youthful Appearance: Removing the excess tissue creates a more open and refreshed look, which can help reduce the appearance of aging and make the face look more youthful.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: Many people find that after upper blepharoplasty, they feel more confident and are less self-conscious about their appearance.

Who is a good candidate?

Candidates for upper blepharoplasty often have:

  • Excess Skin or Fat on the Upper Eyelids: This can create a hooded effect or cause drooping that interferes with vision.
  • Good Overall Health: Candidates should be in good health and able to undergo minor surgical procedures without significant risk.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s essential to have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve. While upper blepharoplasty can greatly enhance appearance and improve vision, it’s not intended to completely stop the aging process.

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