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Eyelid (Blepharoplasty)

As the saying goes, the “eyes are the window to the soul,” and the aging process often shows in the area around our eyes first.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and possibly fat puffiness is called “Blepharoplasty.”

This procedure may involve:

  • Upper eyelids only
  • Lower eyelids only
  • Both the upper and lower eyelids

Since our eyes are the first thing that catches people’s attention when meeting them, a youthful and rested appearance to the eyes is a real asset and boost to our confidence.


Upper and lower eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient and is frequently done under local anesthesia as an in-office procedure. Full sleep (general anesthesia) is always an option if desired or medically indicated. It is typical to do general anesthesia if a patient is performing eyelid surgery in concert with other procedures, such as a brow lift, neck lift, or facelift.

Dr. Nelson will always assess how much any brow laxity may contribute to the appearance of the upper eyelids’ extra skin. A droopy brow will add to the appearance of sagging eyelid skin, especially on the lateral sides of the upper eyelids. Please refer to the Brow Lift page for more information about this specific procedure.

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