Blepharoplasty surgery for eyelids . Jeffrey Liegner, MD - Eye Care Northwest, Sparta, NJ

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Surgery to remove excess fat and loose, wrinkled skin from the upper and lower eyelids is known as blepharoplasty. It is the most common cosmetic procedure performed by ophthalmologists, who are surgical specialists for the eyes.

Blepharoplasty will brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance. In many patients, the procedure will improve vision by removing the excessive skin of the upper eyelids which can hang down like heavy hoods and interfere with peripheral vision, or weigh the lids down during reading.

Eyelid surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia. The procedure is performed in an outpatient surgical center with a same-day return to home.