What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that contours and rejuvenates the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure uses up-to-date surgical techniques in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. This procedure may be performed for either cosmetic (to make one look younger and more alert) or functional (to improve impaired peripheral or side vision) reasons. Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient service by a trained ophthalmologist who has received additional fellowship training in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Blepharoplasty is an option for those with:

  • drooping, or tired, upper/lower eyelids
  • excess eyelid skin that interferes with appearance or vision
  • eyelid bags
  • post-cosmetic eyelid surgery complications

Why choose Weill Cornell Eye Associates?

Weill Cornell physicians are dedicated to our patient’s needs and have been trained at the best institutions in the country. Our oculoplastic surgeons, Dr. Gary J. Lelli, Jr. and Dr. Benjamin Levine, are considered experts in the field of eyelids and eyelid surgery. For more information on the specialized field of oculoplastic surgery, please visit our clinical service page here.

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