Upper Blepharoplasty


Upper blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. This procedure can help to eliminate the droopy or sagging appearance of the upper eyelids, which can sometimes occur due to the natural aging process, genetics, or other factors. Upper blepharoplasty can also help to reduce the appearance of puffiness and bags under the eyes, giving the patient a more youthful and refreshed look.

What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Upper blepharoplasty, also known as upper eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper eyelids. This procedure takes about 30 minutes. Under local anesthesia or combined with other procedures under general.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids, which helps to conceal any scarring. They then remove the excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue, and close the incisions with sutures.

After the surgery, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but this usually subsides within a few days. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two.

Upper blepharoplasty can help to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, giving patients a more youthful and refreshed look. It can also help to improve vision in some cases, as excess skin and fat can sometimes interfere with the patient's field of vision.

How does Upper Blepharoplasty work?

The main goal of upper blepharoplasty is to correct sagging or drooping eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. The procedure begins with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the area, ensuring the patient's comfort throughout the surgery. Dr. Okland then carefully marks the incision lines along the natural creases of the upper eyelids.

Next, Dr. Okland makes precise incisions following the marked lines. They carefully remove the excess tissue, taking care to preserve the underlying structures. The remaining tissues are tightened and repositioned to create a smoother and more youthful eyelid contour.

What are the Benefits of Upper Blepharoplasty?

Improved appearance

Upper blepharoplasty can address sagging or drooping eyelids, which can make you appear tired, older, or even affect your vision. By removing excess skin and fat, the procedure can restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the upper eyelids.

Enhanced eye contour

The procedure can help create a smoother and more defined contour of the upper eyelids, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. It can also address issues such as asymmetry or uneven eyelid creases.

Reduced puffiness and bags

Upper blepharoplasty can eliminate or significantly reduce puffiness and bags in the upper eyelid area caused by excess fat deposits. This can create a more refreshed and alert look.

Improved vision

In some cases, sagging or heavy upper eyelids can obstruct vision, leading to difficulties in activities such as reading or driving. Upper blepharoplasty can alleviate this issue by removing the excess skin and restoring a clear field of vision.

Boost in self-confidence

By rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes, upper blepharoplasty can enhance self-confidence and self-esteem. It can help individuals feel more youthful, awake, and satisfied with their overall facial appearance.

Long-lasting results

The results of upper blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting, providing enduring improvements to the upper eyelid area. While the natural aging process will continue, the effects of the procedure can be enjoyed for many years.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION: During the initial consultation, you will discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations with Dr. Okland. He will evaluate your suitability for the procedure and provide personalized recommendations.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: Once you have decided to proceed with the surgery, you will schedule a date for the procedure. Dr. Okland may request pre-operative tests or assessments to ensure your overall health and readiness for surgery.

SURGERY: On the day of the surgery, you will arrive at the surgical facility, and the surgical team will prepare you for the procedure. The surgery itself typically takes about one to two hours to complete. Local anesthesia is usually administered to numb the area, but in some cases, general anesthesia may be used.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will spend some time in the recovery area under observation. It is common to experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort during the initial recovery period. Dr. Okland may provide instructions on pain management and wound care.

POST-OPERATIVE APPOINTMENTS: You will attend follow-up appointments with Dr. Okland to monitor your healing progress. These appointments allow Dr. Okland to remove any sutures and assess the results of the procedure. He can also address any concerns or questions you may have during the recovery period.


Frequently Asked Questions?

The recovery time for upper blepharoplasty can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure. Generally, patients can expect to experience swelling and bruising for the first week or two, which gradually subsides. Most individuals are able to resume normal activities and return to work within 7 to 10 days after the surgery. However, it may take a few weeks for the full results to become visible as the swelling continues to diminish.
The incisions made during upper blepharoplasty are typically placed in the natural creases of the upper eyelids, which helps to minimize the visibility of scars. The scars are usually well-concealed and become less noticeable as they heal over time. Dr. Okland takes great care to ensure that the incisions are placed in the most discreet locations, resulting in minimal visible scarring.
Upper blepharoplasty is primarily performed to address excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid area, which can sometimes obstruct vision. By removing the excess tissue, the procedure can actually improve vision in cases where sagging eyelids were causing visual impairment. However, it’s important to have a thorough evaluation and consultation with Dr. Okland to determine if upper blepharoplasty is the appropriate solution for your specific vision concerns.
Upper blepharoplasty is typically well-tolerated by patients, and discomfort is generally minimal. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area during the procedure, which helps to minimize any potential pain or discomfort. After the surgery, some swelling and mild discomfort may be experienced, but these symptoms can be managed with prescribed pain medications and cold compresses.
The results of upper blepharoplasty are long-lasting, but it’s important to note that the natural aging process will continue. While the excess skin and fat that were removed will not return, the remaining tissues will still age over time. However, many patients are satisfied with the long-term improvement achieved through upper blepharoplasty and find that the procedure provides lasting rejuvenation to their upper eyelid area.
Upper blepharoplasty is generally considered a safe procedure when performed by experienced surgeons. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, although they are rare. These can include infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, temporary or permanent changes in sensation, and impaired eyelid function. Dr. Okland will thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure during your consultation and take all necessary precautions to minimize the risk of complications.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Upper Blepharoplasty?

Expertise and Experience

Our team specializes in upper blepharoplasty, and Dr. Okland has extensive expertise and experience in performing this procedure. With his advanced skills and knowledge, you can trust that you are in capable hands.

Personalized Approach

We understand that every patient is unique, with specific goals and concerns. We take a personalized approach to upper blepharoplasty, tailoring the procedure to meet your individual needs and desired outcomes. Dr. Okland will carefully listen to your preferences and work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that achieves the results you envision.

Advanced Techniques

We stay at the forefront of advancements in cosmetic surgery techniques, including those specifically related to upper blepharoplasty. Dr. Okland utilize the latest and most advanced techniques to ensure precise and effective results. By staying up-to-date with the latest innovations, we can provide you with the best possible outcome.

Comprehensive Care

Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the procedure itself. We provide comprehensive care throughout your entire journey, from the initial consultation to the post-operative follow-up appointments. Our team will support you at every step, addressing any concerns, providing guidance, and ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience.

Patient Satisfaction

Our primary goal is your satisfaction and happiness with the results of your upper blepharoplasty. We strive to deliver outcomes that align with your expectations, helping you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. We take pride in the positive feedback and high levels of patient satisfaction we consistently receive.

Safety and Results

Your safety is our top priority. We maintain strict adherence to safety protocols and utilize state-of-the-art surgical facilities and equipment. Our focus on safety ensures that you can undergo the procedure with confidence. Moreover, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional results that enhance your natural beauty and provide long-lasting improvements to your upper eyelid area.

Schedule a Consultation

Please fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in upper blepharoplasty. Dr. Okland understands the importance of addressing your specific concerns and helping you achieve a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. During your consultation, he will carefully evaluate your needs, discuss the procedure in detail, and answer any questions you may have. With a personalized approach, he will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to your unique goals and desired aesthetic outcomes.

Take the first step towards enhancing the appearance of your upper eyelids by scheduling your consultation today. We are committed to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving natural-looking and long-lasting results.