Upper Blepharoplasty

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What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that can improve the signs of aging around the upper eyelids. It involves removing skin and fat from the upper lids to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes. Patients choose this procedure to see a improvement of the upper eye area, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance enhancing their overall appearance. Upper eyelid surgery can be for both women and men using an individual approach to achieve a natural result.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Overview

Upper eyelid surgery is a common procedure at Chicago Oculofacial Consultants that typically takes between 1-2 hours. During a blepharoplasty, the upper lids are marked and an incision is made where excess skin fat muscle may be removed. While some patients may prefer general anesthesia or mild sedation, your eyelid procedure can be performed with local anesthesia while awake. Choosing local anesthesia is more efficient and allows for a faster recovery time.
You also have the option to combine upper eyelid surgery with other procedures for even better results. Procedures that are often performed with an eyelid lift include lower eyelid surgery or a brow lift. If you choose to combine these procedures into a single operation surgery can typically be done in a few hours.

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Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper blepharoplasty offers a variety of aesthetic benefits for patients of a wide range of ages. Depending on each individual patient, upper eyelid surgery can:
  • Enhance upper lid contour and smoothness
  • Remove droopy upper eyelids
  • Restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes
  • Reduce puffiness in upper lids and under the eyes
  • Improve upper lid symmetry
At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we understand that upper eyelid surgery is a big decision for many of our patients. That's why Dr. Williams and her team strive to provide every patient with quality care and individualized attention during their procedure. We want you to love your results and feel great about how you look for years to come.

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Upper Blepharoplasty Before & Afters

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Am I a Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty?

To determine if upper blepharoplasty is the right procedure for you, we recommend an initial consultation with Dr. Williams at Chicago Oculofacial Consultants. During your consultation, Dr. Williams will assess your eyelid area to discuss the goals of upper eyelid surgery and a treatment plan that’s best suited for you. The ideal candidate for the procedure will be in good health and have healthy expectations for the procedure, which we will help you understand. Our goal is to match every patient with their ideal procedure so they can see results that bring out their best.
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After the Surgery: Recovery

After upper blepharoplasty, patients may experience some mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort that can be managed with prescribed medications. Most upper eyelid surgery patients will be able to return to their regular activities within about two weeks of the procedure. Still, we advise avoiding any strenuous activity until your surgeon gives you the go-ahead. Dr. Williams and her staff are available to provide any additional information you need during your recovery period, so do not hesitate to reach out.

After the Surgery: Results

Some results of upper eyelid surgery are typically visible immediately after the surgery, but it can take up to six weeks for upper eyelid surgery results to fully develop. You may experience some continued swelling and bruising, but your final results should be visible within the first two months. Results of upper blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting and can often improve a patient’s upper lid contour and appearance for many years. We still strongly recommend taking care of your eyelid area to reduce the effects of sun damage or other aging factors in order to get the most out of your results.

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