American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Log In For Medical Professionals
 

Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

View this content in Español

What is eyelid surgery?


Free Cosmetic Surgery Guide

Click here to receive lifestyle tips direct to your inbox, along with a complimentary digital copy of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures at a Glance.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

What eyelid surgery can treat

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Good candidates for eyelid surgery include:

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Remember that the eyelids are part of the face. The appearance of a drooping upper lid may also be due to relaxation of the forehead skin and eyebrow. Sometimes stretching out of the upper eyelid muscle may cause a drooping eyelid. This is called eyelid ptosis and requires a different surgical treatment.

Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your facial anatomy thoroughly and will discuss what procedures might best remedy your concerns.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Haven Barlow Headshot

Haven Barlow, MD

8100 Boone Boulevard Suite 730
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 448-3800

Christopher Knotts Headshot

Christopher Knotts, MD

1825 Samuel Morse Drive
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 8936168

David Berman Headshot

David Berman, MD

14 Pidgeon Hill Drive Suite 340
Sterling, VA 20165

(703) 4062444

Gloria Duda Headshot

Gloria Duda, MD

6845 Elm Street Suite 708
McLean, VA 22101-3822

(703) 893-1111

Behzad Parva Headshot

Behzad Parva, MD

224-D Cornwall Street, NW Suite 300
Leesburg, VA 20176

(703) 777-7477

Timothy Mountcastle Headshot

Timothy Mountcastle, MD

44095 Pipeline Plaza Suite 430
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 858-3208

Michael Brown Headshot

Michael Brown, MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

Robert Sigal Headshot

Robert Sigal, MD

1825 Samuel Morse Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 893-6168

Logo

Patient Care Center