Leo R. McCafferty, MD, FACS & Associates Plastic Surgery P.C.

Leo R. McCafferty, MD, FACS & Associates, Plastic Surgery P.C.


Have people said you look tired or sad, though you feel fine? This may simply be a response to eyelid aging, an area of the body that often ages more quickly than the face, and even the neck. Aging upper eyelids can take on that heavy, tired appearance you may be familiar with. Eyelid rejuvenation — also known as “blepharoplasty” — can treat eyelid aging, by carefully removing the excess skin and bags around the upper and lower eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance for you.

To treat upper eyelids, a small incision is made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, and any extra skin and bulges are removed.

Treating lower eyelids can be done in one of two ways. In some cases, lower eyelid bags can be removed from the inside of the lower eyelid, avoiding an external scar. In others, an incision, just below the eyelashes, is needed to remove the excess skin and “fat bags.”

Eyelid rejuvenation surgery is safe, and conservatism and precision are key to create that safe, happy and natural-looking result. If eyebrow descent contributes to drooping of the upper eyelid it may be wise to perform a forehead lift simultaneously.