Eye Surgery, Uncategorized

As a person matures the skin and muscles of the upper lids can lose their tone and strength. As a result, the upper lids can take a baggy, puffy appearance and sometimes even set lower than normal. This condition is called eyelid “Ptosis”.


The surgical repair of puffy stretched lids with or without weakened eyelid muscles is called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty involves the removal or restoration of the excess eyelid skin, muscle, or fat.


Blepharoplasty before and after

For the most part, blepharoplasty is cosmetic corrective surgery. When the ptosis is severe and the lid weight limits the upper field of view eyelid surgical costs may be covered as part of health insurance benefits.

The operation is an outpatient eye surgery lasting one to three hours depending on the degree of the ptosis repair.