Upper Blepharoplasty

Q: Dr. Eppley, I understand if this is an upper blepharopasty question you cannot answer online, but I was wondering if I could get your honest opinion regarding my eyelids. Although I’m young, I’ve always felt they are unusually droopy and asymmetric. In particular, I do not like the excess skin of my left eyelid. I understand that my case is a little weird and subtle, so I would appreciate your honest opinion whether surgery would actually benefit me or not. Thank you very much for any information!

A: In looking at your pictures, you do have an extra skin roll on both upper eyelids of which the left side has the greatest amount. A limited upper blepharoplasty of either just the left upper eyelid or both eyelids would be beneficial and a very straightforward procedure to go through with a very short recovery. One’s age really does not matter, what counts is what is the anatomic problem and is it correctable. This is your natural eyelid anatomy and if it bothers you this is a very minimal to no risk procedure to undergo. Upper blepharoplasty scars are very minute and usually not visible even with the eyelids closed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana