Eyelid Surgery

In addition to treating common vision disorders and eye conditions, we offer both functional and cosmetic procedures to freshen up your facial appearance.

As we age, it’s common for the skin on our upper eyelids to loosen and sag. Eyelid surgery rejuvenates the upper eyelids by removing excess saggy skin while tightening the remaining skin. Also known as blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, eyelid surgery is commonly considered a solely cosmetic surgery. However, some eyelid surgery patients actually undergo the procedure for medical and therapeutic reasons. When the skin around the eye begins to obstruct vision, an eyelid lift may be medically necessary.

There are several common conditions that cause patients to seek eyelid surgery. Ptosis is the formal term for drooping upper eyelids. This condition is often caused by trauma to the eye, underdevelopment of the muscles around the eye, or aging. While some forms of ptosis are mild, more severe cases may warrant surgical intervention. Ectropion is a condition in which the lower lid sags or turns outward. While this does not obstruct vision, it can lead to excessive tearing and irritation of the eye. Entropion refers to a condition when the eyelid and lashes roll inward. This can cause chronic redness, itchiness and sensitivity.

Eyelid Surgery Options

These conditions can be surgically treated with outpatient procedures with minimal recovery time.

What to Expect at Your Appointment

During your eyelid surgery consultation, we  will evaluate the skin around the eye to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you. They will also perform a thorough examination to check for any pre-existing conditions that may interfere with the results of treatment and explain your treatment options including the benefits, risks, and procedure steps. We encourage you to address any questions or concerns you may have so that we may ensure your comfort and confidence throughout the entire treatment process.

When considering eyelid surgery, many people think about using a plastic surgeon, but given the importance of eyesight and all the critical muscles and nerves in and around the eyes, many patients feel a skilled ophthalmologist/eye surgeon is a better choice. Our ophthalmologists and eye surgeons have years of experience performing eyelid procedures and are able to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.