Upper Blepharoplasty

Definition - What does Upper Blepharoplasty mean?

Blepharoplasty surgeries help to remove excess skin, muscle, or fatty deposits from the eyelids to reduce the appearance of droopy or sagging eyes. The upper blepharoplasty focuses specifically on the upper eyelid. If the condition is affecting a patient’s ability to properly see, the procedure may be covered by insurance.

TheConsultation explains Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty is used on the upper eyelid and sometimes called an “eye lift”. Upper blepharoplasty is sometimes confused with a ptosis surgery, but a ptosis operation raises the position of the eyelid by tightening the tendon and muscle to change the eye appearance.

A blepharoplasty will use IV sedation and then make a small incision in the upper eyelid to remove the appropriate type and amount of tissue to give patients a more youthful appearance.

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