Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Evaluation, Treatment, and Complication Minimization

Semin Plast Surg. 2017 Feb;31(1):51-57. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1598628.


Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide for both functional and cosmetic indications. There is a high rate of patient satisfaction; however, in this era of social media, patient expectations are higher than ever. Today's digitally savvy patients expect perfect outcomes with no complications and rapid recovery. To achieve optimal results, a careful preoperative evaluation and sound surgical technique is essential for minimizing complications. Here the authors review their approach to the management of the blepharoplasty patient.

Keywords: blepharoplasty; complications; cosmetic surgery; dry eye; eyelid ptosis; functional surgery; upper eyelid.

Publication types

  • Review