Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Information

Upper eyelid excess skin and fat can create a heavy looking eyelid, aged appearance, puffiness, and sometimes block the upper field of vision. Upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and fat to help improve the field of vision.



  • In select patients, a forehead lift may also need to be performed to achieve maximum improvement

  • Lower blepharoplasty can be performed to remove excess skin and improve the contour of the eyelid by adding or removing fat

  • Sometimes tightening the eyelid is needed to correct sagging


  • In preparing for an eyelid surgery, you may be asked to:

  • Avoid taking Aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding and bruising

  • Stop smoking

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation


During your eyelid surgery recovery, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied, and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze, following your procedure.

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites is also possible.

  • Are not limited to:

  • Scarring

  • Asymmetry

  • Ectropion

  • Hematoma

Unlikely Complications