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Beauty is in the “eyes” of the beholder!

When to consider eyelid surgery.

Earl Stephenson, Jr. MD, DDS

before eyes 440
BEFORE: (multiple prior surgeries of lower lids by several other surgeons. NOTE the rounding of lower lids)

after eyes 440

AFTER: (lower blepharoplasty with tightening of lower lid and removal of excess skin. NOTE the improvement of lower eyelids that is age appropriate.) 

Many people daily have a great outlook on life and are happy, however their face and eyes may tell a different story. These people have excess eyelid skin and/or fat that may give them a “tired” appearance that others may mistake as fatigue or unhappiness. This constant reminder of their appearance decreases their psychological well-being.

The goal of eyelid lift/rejuvenation is to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This commonly requested procedure removes skin and or fat through eyelid incisions in natural creases so that are barely noticeable once healed.

When to Consider Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty):
If your upper lid skin is saggy and/or hampers your vision

If your lower eyelids have loose skin and fat pockets that bulge

Poor contour (rounding) of your lower eyelids from age

Revision of prior surgery

Who are candidates for Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)?

Men or Women

Good general medical health

Good ocular (eye) health


Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

National No. # of Procedures 161, 389

Length of Surgery:

Upper lids: 1 hour

lower lids: 2 hours

Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks

The cost of upper eyelid lift may be covered by insurance when:

Documented decreased peripheral vision by a visual field test performed by your optometrist or ophthalmologist

Referral from your ophthalmologist or optometrist

Your insurance company covers upper eyelid lift

Dr. Stephenson is a board certified plastic surgeon at Signature Plastic Surgery.