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Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is an operation designed to recontour the eyelid. Excess tissue is removed to improve the shape of the eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The surgery can also be performed for reconstructive purposes if excess skin is blocking the vision.

Cosmetic blepharoplasty is a good procedure for patients who want to accentuate their eyes. Successful upper eyelid blepharoplasty produces a natural, rested appearance that is not surgical in appearance.

Functional upper eyelid blepharoplasty is for patients with visual complaints related to heavy upper eyelid skin that hangs across the eyelid margin. Candidates for a functional upper eyelid blepharoplasty report that their vision improves by manually elevating the flaps of skin off their eyelashes with their fingertips. Improving vision is the overall goal for patients who have a functional blepharoplasty, although the improvement in appearance is often a welcome side effect of this operation.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a great operation. It makes people look and feel better. People are generally happy with the appearance of the eyelids after surgery. Creating a natural-appearing eyelid while preserving eyelid function is the role of the oculoplastic surgeon.

*While patient satisfaction with Dr. Long is high, we cannot guarantee the outcome of any surgical procedure. Individual results vary from patient to patient and it's important that you speak with Dr. Long to determine the best solution for you.