Upper Blepharoplasty

Dr. Amy Kulak is a board-certified oculofacial surgeon located North East Florida. She treats patients from all over the area, looking for cosmetic procedures to help them appear more youthful and no surgical procedures. She specializes in upper and lower blepharoplasty, lip augmentation, dermal fillers, and so much more.

What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

As you start to age, you may notice that your upper lid feels heavy, and this can be caused by excess skin, the eyebrow descending, or both. Upper blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift can be done to correct the problem.

The reasons for undergoing an upper blepharoplasty may be purely cosmetic, functional, or both. Functional upper blepharoplasty involves reducing the upper eyelid to improve visual obstruction caused by the upper lid. Patients may seek cosmetic surgery to correct overhanging skin and get a more youthful appearance.

Basis of Upper Blepharoplasty

The procedure can be done with local or general anesthesia. The process involves finding the upper eyelid crease on both eyelids and designing an excision that removes enough skin to alleviate the tissue and preserve enough to allow normal eyelid closure. In some cases, a patient may need a small amount of the muscle that closes the eyelid may be removed. Fat is typically kept over the middle of the eyelid, but some removal may also be necessary. Once the procedure is complete, the eyelid is closed with sutures, and the incision lies in the eyelid crease, making it less visible after healing is complete.

Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery Period

Most patients will experience some mild bruising and swelling around the eyes for 10-14 days. You may have to avoid makeup for a few days and avoid wearing contacts for a little while.

The complications are relatively rare but are there. Some patients may experience too much skin being removed, resulting in difficulty closing the eyelid; This can turn into the chronic dry eye. Other complications can include ptosis of the eyelid, asymmetry of the eyelids, or even blindness. Complications are rare, but you should still talk to your surgeon about the risks and complications you could have.

Advantages to the Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure

Some of our patients ask about the advantages of having an upper blepharoplasty. Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Rejuvenate your appearance- the change will not be drastic, but it will be enough to make you look more relaxed and rested
  • Improve your ability to see- sagging eyelids can make it difficult to see, and surgery can help eliminate this issue
  • Communicate clearly- do you often look tired or mad all the time? Drooping eyelids can sometimes send the wrong signal about how you are feeling. Once you have had the procedure, your eyelids will rest in their natural position, and you won’t be sending mixed signals.

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If you are in our North East Florida, contact us today at 904-775-5275 or info@kulakeye.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amy Kulak to discuss all your options when it comes to treating your saggy and drooping eyelids.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Amy Kulak, MD.

What People Are Saying

Michys BraidsMichys Braids
17:47 27 Apr 22
Dr Kulak and her team are the best. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Katherine SanbornKatherine Sanborn
17:27 27 Apr 22
Dr. Kulak did a fabulous job. She repaired a very large gaping hole where my mother’s eyelid wise. Dr. Kulak was able to do so without using a skin graft, which greatly shortened the recovery time. Now, my mother’s eyelid looks virtually the same even though about 75% of it was removed. We are extremely pleased with Dr. Kulak’s professionalism, attention to detail, concern and care. Highly... recommend her services.read more
Kristin SilbermanKristin Silberman
22:42 16 Feb 22
Dr. Kulak is extremely thorough and helped answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable and staff was friendly as well! I will definitely be returning. 🙂
Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
14:25 22 Dec 21
Does a wonderful job. Would recommend Dr. Kulak to anyone that needs this type of procedure.
Connie ChaffinConnie Chaffin
14:32 11 Nov 21
Went to doctor kulak to have surgery on my eyes. Had a significant amount of baggy skin over my eye lids. After being referred to her by doctor Futch in Macclenny and a few visits finally decided to have it done and I am so thankful that I did. Doctor kulak is the best. You can’t even tell I have had surgery. Everyone in her office is supper sweet. Thank you to everyone in doctor kulak’s office... for making this experience an easy one 😊read more