Upper eyelid surgery – or "blepharoplasty" – removes sagging, excess skin and fat above the eyes. The only way to know if you are a good candidate is to be evaluated by our experienced, greater Philadelphia oculoplastic surgeons. Please call Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery at 610.687.8771 to schedule a consultation.
Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery
You may be a good eyelid surgery candidate if you have:
- Puffy upper eyelids
- Sagging upper eyelids
- Upper eyelid interfering with your vision
For some patients, extra fat and skin on the upper lid results in an aged appearance. For some people, the sagging is so pronounced that the upper eyelid pushes down on the lashes and interferes with your peripheral vision.
Upper eyelid surgery may be right for you if you are unhappy with the way aging has affected the area above your eyes. You must be evaluated before choosing this procedure. Our oculo-facial surgeons will determine if eyelid surgery can accomplish the goals you have in mind. If your eyelids are being pushed down by sagginess in your brow, then a brow lift may be more effective.
The Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure. During the blepharoplasty procedure, an incision is made in the crease of the upper eyelid, and then fat and skin are repositioned or removed to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Our surgeons customize each procedure to the individual, so the repositioning and removal of fat that takes place will depend on your desired outcome.
For some patients, upper eyelid surgery is performed alone. Sometimes it is combined with lower eyelid surgery or even with brow lifting surgery. It depends what you want to achieve, as well as your budget and the amount of downtime you can take. Every patient is different, and our facial surgeons will help you achieve the facial rejuvenation results that are right for you.
Once your incision is completely healed, the remaining scar should be well concealed within the natural fold of your upper eyelid.
If you are interested in learning more about our greater Main Line, Philadelphia eyelid surgery procedure, please contact Morgenstern Center for Orbital and Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced oculo-facial surgeons.