What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is surgery to repair drooping eyelids. It is usually cosmetic surgery, although occasionally excess skin on the eyelids can interfere with normal vision.

An incision is made along the upper eyelid crease or inside the lower eyelid, allowing the surgeon to:

  • Remove excess skin
  • Remove or reshape fat deposits
  • Repair loose or torn muscles

This outpatient surgery generally takes one to two hours.