What Are the Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery?

close up of woman's eyes

When looking in the mirror, do you often feel that your eyes – particularly your upper eyelids – make you appear older and/or more tired than you really are? Over time, the eyes are generally the first features of the face to show signs of aging, typically in the form of fat protrusion, skin laxity, and skin redundancy. These aesthetic concerns often create an “unrested” appearance for many individuals, and depending on their severity, they can even impede one’s upper field of vision.

For women and men who are experiencing these upper eyelid issues, a popular cosmetic procedure known as upper blepharoplasty can often be performed to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Also referred to as upper eyelid surgery, this customizable technique can help:

  • Reduce excess skin causing upper eyelid sagging
  • Remove fat buildup and/or puffiness in the upper lids
  • Smooth out wrinkles and creases in the upper eyelids
  • Improve an obstructed field of vision

Along with these benefits, upper blepharoplasty can usually be conducted in combination with a brow lift and/or lower eyelid surgery for a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the eyes and upper third of the face.

Dr. Scott Shadfar, Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon