What is Blepharoplasty?

Portrait of Young woman who had blepharoplasty Eye Lid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure commonly known as eyelid surgery. Surgeons typically perform this procedure in order to improve the appearance of the eyelids. In some cases, it can also help enhance vision by removing or repositioning excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids.

There are two main types of blepharoplasties:

  • Upper Blepharoplasty: This procedure focuses on the upper eyelids. The surgeon makes incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids to remove excess skin and, if necessary, fat deposits. This can help create a more youthful and alert appearance.
  • Lower Blepharoplasty: This procedure targets the lower eyelids. Incisions are typically made just below the lower lash line or inside the eyelid (transconjunctival approach) to remove or redistribute fat, improve puffiness, and tighten sagging skin.

Considering an Eye Procedure?

If you are considering an eyelid procedure, consult with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Our experienced team will evaluate your specific situation and make recommendations to help you make an informed decision. They will address your concerns and help you make a decision based on your desired results. In order to learn more about blepharoplasty, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact The Center for Plastic Surgery at Sentara Princess Anne & Fort Norfolk.