Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


Hedy Marks, MPH

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also called eyelift, eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is the surgical removal of excess skin, muscle and fat in the upper or lower eyelids. Many people seek eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons. It can reduce sagging and puffiness in the eyelids and create a more rested and rejuvenated appearance. Sometimes, doctors recommend eyelid surgery for medical reasons to improve vision.

Eyelid surgery is a common but major surgery with significant risks and