Transconjunctival upper blepharoplasty

Plast Reconstr Surg. 1999 Mar;103(3):1015-8; discussion 1019. doi: 10.1097/00006534-199903000-00040.


Transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty now has an established role as an option in rejuvenation of the lower eyelid. Transconjunctival upper lid blepharoplasty, or transconjunctival removal of medial upper eyelid fat, also has a role in rejuvenation of the upper eyelid. However, this is a rather limited role. We have found this approach safe and efficacious as a primary as well as a secondary procedure for removal of excess medial upper eyelid fat. We report on 20 patients who have undergone this operation: 5 as a primary procedure and 15 as secondary. There were no complications, no revisions, and the patients have been uniformly happy with their results.

MeSH terms

  • Blepharoplasty / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged