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Upper Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Repair


Before and After
Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty (blef’ ah-ro-plas-tee) is a procedure in which excess skin and fat (called dermatochalasis) are removed to eliminate droopy or baggy eyelids. In some patients, eyelid skin can actually cover the eyelashes or block the upper portion of one’s peripheral vision. To correct this condition, the surgeon makes an incision in the eyelid crease, removing unwanted tissue. As the eyelids heal, the outcome is dramatic. The tired expression is replaced by an “alert” look, usually achieved with minimal scarring.


Ptosis (toe-sis) is a condition in which aging eyelid muscles thin and weaken, causing drooping of the entire upper eyelid. This affects the eyelid muscle and is different than dermatochalasis, where only the skin is involved. In many cases part of the pupil is covered, causing loss of some of the upper part of one’s peripheral vision. In severe cases the entire pupil can be blocked, causing inability to see out of the eye. Ptosis repair is performed in a similar manner to upper eyelid blepharoplasty. An eyelid-crease incision is made to identify and strengthen the weakened muscle. Excess skin may also be removed at the same time. After surgery the patient can expect to regain a more symmetric and balanced appearance, as well as improved vision.

Before and After
Ptosis Repair
Before and After
Ptosis Repair

Before and After
Ptosis Repair



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Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!


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