Upper Eyelid Surgery in
San Antonio, TX

The skin, muscle, fat, and other tissue around your eyes don’t just control your eyelids and eyebrows, they help you express your emotions. Unfortunately, these tissues can also lose their strength and range of motion, and the resulting sagging can obstruct vision and make you look much older and more tired, and have an impact on your self-confidence.

Parkhurst NuVision is dedicated to surgical experiences where we not only treat the causes of your eye conditions, but treat you as a valued guest at every step along the way. Upper blepharoplasty surgery can help you achieve a natural-looking, youthful appearance!

Illustration of the Blepharoplasty Surgery Process

What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Sagging or drooping in your upper eyelid area are usually natural side effects of aging, but they can also come from an eye injury or certain diseases. In some cases, this sagging obstructs the upper parts of the vision field, affecting quality of life.

Upper blepharoplasty lifts the tissue back into place, giving the skin around your eyes a fresher, tighter appearance. Your surgeon will remove excess or stretched-out fat, skin, muscle, or other tissue, then reattach the remaining tissue. This tightens the tissues controlling the eyelid to restore proper eyelid function.

An upper blepharoplasty is a simple outpatient procedure, and recovery usually takes two weeks or more. Most people find that they can resume normal activity within a week to 10 days after their procedure. You’ll need to apply cold compresses to minimize swelling, particularly in the first 48 hours.

Why Do People Get Upper Blepharoplasty?

A droopy upper eyelid can impact your expressions, making you look depressed, angry, or exhausted. Upper blepharoplasty brings the eyelid to a natural resting place, which can give you a younger, more awake, and totally refreshed appearance.

For those whose sagging eyelids have fallen into their field of vision, repairing the upper eyelid is a medical necessity. Not only can this obstruct your eyesight, but it can also cause or worsen other eye conditions such as amblyopia. At Parkhurst NuVision, we can design a personalized surgery that will help you see your full field of vision again while offering you the natural-looking cosmetic benefits our procedures are known for.

Upper Blepharoplasty at Parkhurst NuVision

At Parkhurst NuVision, we’re dedicated to treating everyone we see as a valued guest, and our thousands of successful surgeries are a testament to that. From our warm and welcoming office to the way our staff attends to your every need, we want every element of our practice to make you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the process. Your pre-operative consultations, surgery, and recovery will be tailored to your unique case, and we’ll be there to guide you through it all.

Our Oculoplastic Surgeon, Brett W. Davies, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Davies is a board-certified and fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon. Throughout his career, he’s been lauded for his research, teaching, and a high level of patient care. His experience performing upper eyelid surgery and other oculoplastic procedures has made him skilled at evaluating your unique features for successful, personalized procedures, and he leads a team that is genuinely dedicated to giving you the most comfortable patient experience and best results possible.

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