Functional Blepharoplasty

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery which involves the removal of excess skin and fat pockets in the upper eyelids. In the upper eyelids, excess skin can result in a tired appearance to some, while in others, it can actually result in difficulty seeing in the top gaze of your vision (also referred to as limitations in super visual field). Dr. Iyengar will meet with you during your consultation and perform a comprehensive oculoplastic examination.

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure

Both you and Dr. Iyengar will go over the plan and what to expect from the surgery. An upper lid blepharoplasty can often be performed in the office using only local anesthesia if only skin is planning to be removed. Both excess skin and excess fat can pockets can be removed at the same time under local anesthesia. It is a painless procedure that we do in our very own procedure room in the office with customized music.  However, in cases where additional surgery is performed, Dr. Iyengar will perform the procedure under sedation within an operating room. An upper lid blepharoplasty is often combined with lower lid blepharoplasty where the lower lid excess skin and fat pockets are removed. In cases where the brows are also low set, Dr. Iyengar may recommend a brow lift. Upper eyelid surgery will not help with the fine wrinkles on the sides of your eyelids though. Botox can be injected to help improve these wrinkles and Botox can be used in combination with eyelid surgery.