PUBLISHED: Blepharoplasty for Bilateral Upper Eyelids

Blepharoplasty for Bilateral Upper Eyelids
Lilit Arzumanian, MD1Alexander Martin, OD2John Lee, MD2
1Vardanants Center for Innovative Medicine
2Boston Vision

Upper blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed oculoplastic procedures. It is aimed at correcting the involutional changes of the upper eyelids, characterized by loose, excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis) and preaponeurotic fat herniation (steatoblepharon) as well as some cases of ptosis. These conditions could result in functional symptoms, such as reduced visual fields, as well as cosmetic concerns and perceived body dysmorphia.

In this case, the patient underwent upper blepharoplasty for cosmetic improvement and to remove xanthomatous lesions. This article discusses and demonstrates the preoperative assessment of the patient, the preparation, the surgical technique, and possible complications.