The Georgia Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
613 Ponder Place Drive
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: (706) 210-2625
Fax: (706) 210-9882
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Evans and Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina Patients, Upper Blepharoplasty

As we age, excess skin and sagginess can develop in the upper eyelids. The extra skin can drape over the upper part of the eyes with the resulting hooding making us look tired, stressed, and considerably older than we really are. Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at our Evans and Augusta, Georgia plastic surgery practice serving Aiken, South Carolina can eliminate puffiness and hooding of the skin in  the upper eyelids to open and brighten your eyes. In addition to rejuvenating your face and giving you a more youthful appearance, upper eyelid surgery may also improve vision impaired by excess skin.

Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Upper Eyelid Surgery Evans and Augusta, Georgia:  The eyes have been said to be the “window to the soul.” Certainly, they are the focus of visual contact. When greeting each other, we tend to look each other in the eyes. Often our eyelids are the first area to show signs of aging, which can take the form of hooding or excess skin in the upper lids. This can result in a tired or un-rested appearance. In some individuals, excess skin of the upper eyelids can be present at as early as the 30’s.

35 year old woman before and after upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)**

*Individual results and recovery may vary

**This is a patient of Dr. Achih H. Chen who has given consent to use these photos.

Although this is related to the aging process, it is also related to our inherited eyelid anatomy.  Upper eyelid surgery in Evans and Augusta, Georgia and for patients in the Aiken, South Carolina area can greatly improve your excess upper eyelid skin, opening up your eyes and brightening your appearance. Please contact Dr. Achih H. Chen for more information or to schedule a consultation at the Georgia Center.

Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)–Procedure

The upper eyelid hooding caused by excess skin and fat is treated through an incision that Dr. Chen hides within a natural crease called the supratarsal crease. A crescent moon-shaped area of the excess upper eyelid skin is removed and a conservative amount of fat is removed.

Upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) incisions

Upper Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) Incision Markings

The removal of fat is to address the puffiness that can develop over time, especially near the nose; but too much fat removal is avoided to prevent the over-hollowed, surgical looking eye.  Dr. Chen closes the incision with very fine, dissolvable sutures so that the final suture line is hidden within the natural upper eyelid supratarsal crease.  Once complete healing has occurred, the upper blepharoplasty incision looks virtually identical to the natural crease, making it very hard to find.*

In some individuals, the hooding of the upper eyelids is made worse by also having low brows. With aging, the brows will lower, causing the upper eyelids to be more even more hooded and heavier in appearance. In these individuals, an upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) alone will not completely address the hooding.

Patient with excess upper eyelid skin made worse by low brows. She under browlift with upper eyelid surgery**

*Individual results and recovery may vary.

**This is a patient of Dr. Achih H. Chen who has given consent to use these photos.

Combining an upper eyelid blepharoplasty with a brow lift will give the best result. This will elevate the brows to take the heaviness off of the upper eye area in combination with removing the excess skin to open up the eyes for a more alert and refreshed appearance.*

*Individual results and recovery may vary.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Evans and Augusta, Georgia–Recovery

Upper eyelid surgery (Evans and Augusta, Georgia) (blepharoplasty) is usually performed under intravenous (IV) sedation, but may also be performed under local anesthesia. Patients having their upper eyelid surgery performed under IV sedation will need a friend or family member to drive them home while patients having their blepharoplasty under local anesthesia may drive themselves. Patients can expect some very mild discomfort in the areas around the eyes after surgery. Many patients are able to go out in public the next day with the aid of sunglasses as a camouflage. Makeup can be worn 24 hours after the sutures are removed. Most patients resume normal activities about five to seven days after treatment, and many return to light work activity in as little as one to two days after surgery.*

*Individual results and recovery may vary.

For patients considering upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at our Augusta and Evans, Georgia / Aiken, South Carolina-area practice, an even more complete aesthetic makeover can be produced by combining the procedure with other options, including JUVÉDERM™ facial rejuvenation, facial implants, lower eyelid surgery, or facelift surgery.

Achih H. Chen MD, FACS

Award-winning facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Chen is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon who's been chosen for Castle Connolly's Top Doctors® Award, a prestigious honor recognizing the top 1% of physicians in the U.S.

Meet Dr. Achih Chen

Contact Our Blepharoplasty Surgeon in the Evans and Augusta, Georgia Region

Dr. Achih H. Chen can significantly improve the appearance of the area around the eyes and make you look more youthful and vibrant with blepharoplasty in Evans and Augusta, Georgia (eyelid surgery). Serving Augusta and Evans, Georgia; Aiken, South Carolina; and beyond, the staff at the Georgia Center encourages you to contact our cosmetic surgery practice with any questions you have. For quality aesthetic enhancement options from an experienced facial plastic surgeon, look no further than the Georgia Center!