Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)

Upper eyelid surgery is an incredibly safe and effective surgery that removes the excess skin from the upper eyelids. This skin accumulates as part of the natural aging process but can vary by eye shape, and run in families. Sometimes it is also necessary to remove a small amount of fat from under the eyelid to improve puffiness but not leave a “hollow” look. Patients are often amazed at the subtle, natural difference this surgery can make and how quick the recovery often is.

Anesthesia: Local, IV Sedation, or General
Operative Time: 1 hour
Incisions: Upper Eyelid Crease
Drains: None
Recovery Timeline:

  • 5 days – Suture Removal; Typical time off work
  • 2 weeks – Return to work out activities
  • 4 weeks – Most swelling resolved
  • 1 year – Final healing
*Please note that each patient and case is unique. Nothing in surgery is a guarantee. Please talk with Dr. Street more in person about your individualized surgical plan. All general anesthesia is performed by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)

Lower eyelid surgery is used to address the puffiness, excess skin or bags, and sunken groove of the lower eyelid. We hide the incision on the inside of the lower eyelid and remove the excess bulging fat. Often we use fat grafts to improve the hollow tear trough area. Then we tighten the lid against the globe (eyeball) and finish by resurfacing the skin with a laser or removing a little excess skin.

Anesthesia: General
Operative Time: 2 hours
Incisions: Inside of lower eyelid
Drains: None
Recovery Timeline:

  • 3-5 days – Remove sutures
  • 1 week – Typical time off work
  • 2 weeks – Return to light exercise
  • 3 months – Majority of swelling gone
  • 1 year – Final healing
*Please note that each patient and case is unique. Nothing in surgery is a guarantee. Please talk with Dr. Street more in person about your individualized surgical plan. All general anesthesia is performed by a board-certified anesthesiologist.