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Upper Eyelid Lift

Traditional Blepharoplasty

As we age, upper eyelid skin becomes loose and stretched out. Eyelid skin begins to hang over the eyelashes, or even over the eye. This gives a tired appearance,  makes eyes look small and can worsen eyesight. Blepharoplasty can correct these issues while restoring a more bright-eyed and youthful appearance. Dr. Yao uses a careful  technique to ensure the correct amount of skin is removed, while maintaining a natural appearance. 


Many Asian and Latino patients with very thick eyelid skin are better candidates for upper eyelid surgery using an incision below the eyebrow. Asian patients who have had double eyelid surgery, or do not have a lid crease, have better results with an incision below the eyebrow.

  • Larger, brighter appearing eyes
  • Removes extra skin hanging near eyelashes or into the eye
  • Reduced fine lines and crows’ feet
  • Improved vision

Local anesthesia only, twilight, or general

Peak swelling happens in the first 3 days. The first few days you may feel mild pain and will have minor sight impariments due to reoutine swelling. Most are back to work at 1 week, with residual swelling and bruising that takes several more weeks to subside.

No. The scar is hidden in the crease of the eye, which is invisible when the eye is open.

As we age, upper eyelid skin gets droopy and less elastic. If your eyes look more tired and smaller due to excess skin, you are a good candidate. The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for surgery is to schedule a consultation.