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As the focal point of the face, the eyes tend to show the first signs of aging. This is often seen as excessive skin which hangs over the eyelid platform and sometimes even the eyelashes, resulting in a small and tired appearance to the eyes.

 

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WHAT IS UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure which improves sagging or drooping upper eyelids by removing excess skin and soft tissue. This is an ideal procedure for individuals who notice that the upper eyelid skin is hanging close to the upper eyelashes. Sometimes patients may have weakness of the muscle responsible for opening the eyelid. This is called eyelid ptosis. Patients may require treating ptosis of the lid as well as removing excessive skin.

 

UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY PROCEDURE

Dr. O’Mara performs the upper blepharoplasty procedure either in his office procedure room or at an outpatient surgery center. Surgical times will vary but average thirty to forty-five minutes. Local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia may be used. Prior to the surgery, the doctor will carefully mark the excess skin for excision. He will place the incisions inconspicuously within the natural creases of the upper eyelids. Working through these incisions, Dr. O’Mara will remove excess skin and fat and contour the underlying muscle to reshape the upper eyelid.

 

UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY PATIENT BEFORE & AFTER’S

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Before and after Upper Blepharoplasty Before and after Upper Blepharoplasty

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UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY RECOVERY

The recovery after upper blepharoplasty takes approximately one to two weeks. During this time, patients may experience some bruising, swelling and minor discomfort. Most bruising and swelling fades within one week, and sutures are often removed after one week. At this time, patients can typically apply make-up to the eye area. Many patients are able to return to work as early as three to four days after their surgery. More strenuous activities, however, will need to be postponed for three weeks.

Upper eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures, providing consistently favorable results with minimal pain and swelling.

 

RELATED UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY PATIENT QUESTIONS

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What can be done when too much fat was taken out above the eyes and below the eyes?
I almost always avoid removing fat from the upper and lower eyelid during blepharoplasty to prevent these complications. Excessive fat removal from above or below the eyes…

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I am an Asian male and would like to know if there is a difference between how a Blepharoplasty is performed on an Asian vs. Caucasian?
There is a distinct difference between the technique in which an Asian upper eyelid is performed compared to a non-Asian eyelid. Many Asians seeking blepharoplasty are unhap…

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I am a 56 year old female and would like to have a forehead/brow lift and a Blepharoplasty done. I don’t want to have that “scared” or surprised look after surgery. How do I know this won’t happen?
First and foremost, knowledge and confidence in the surgeon that you choose is the most important step in achieving your desired goal. When combining upper eyelid surgery wi…

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What is the difference between a brow lift and blepharoplasty?
A brow lift is a procedure that elevates your eyebrows to create more distance between your brows and upper eyelids. There are several ways to perform this procedure (I almos…

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