UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY BETHESDA | COLUMBIA | WASHINGTON DC | FAIRFAX |
GREENBELT | HAYMARKET
upper eyelids is very common and is as much a function of heredity (our genes) as it is of aging.
Just look at a family photo album. It’s amazing that such a small area of the face projects the
most visible sign of our appearance, energy level and mood.
Loss of skin
elasticity and a "pooching" of fat compartments from the orbits (boney housing of the eye) can
cause a tired aged look. This "eyelid fat" will not change with dieting and is not related to
weight gain or loss; furthermore, the fatigued appearance with be increase by a loosening of the
canthal tendons (inner and outer corners of the eyes), which causes a sad
These conditions are addressed during the
blepharoplasty procedure which is performed on an outpatient basis in the safety and security
of our own federally approved ambulatory surgery center. Many of our patients opt for light
intravenous sedation analogous to what patients receive during diagnostic colonoscopy or
dental procedures. Patients are breathing on their own without the
support of a machine. Patients receiving sedation are cleared by their family practice
physicians, the sedation being administered by the Sibley/Johns Hopkins anesthesia
eyelid procedures, some patients will opt for a local anesthetic with just a numbing injection to
the eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can often be completed in less than an hour, with patients
returning to driving and desk work in just a few days.
eyelid surgery is can be combined with lower eyelid surgery as well as midface and/or lower facial