This page shows before and after photos of actual patients who have had upper blepharoplasty surgery with Dr. Mitesh Kapadia. This type of surgery is also called and upper eyelid lift and involves removal of excess skin and sometimes excess fat from the upper eyelids.
After this type of eyelid surgery, patients often notice that they look younger and less tired. As with all surgery and treatments performed by Dr. Kapadia, the goal is always a natural look. Notice how patients look like a better version of themselves and do not look fake or overdone.
The eyes are usually the first thing notice when they look at a face and are often one of the first parts of the face to show signs of facial aging. Eyelid surgery alone can often make a dramatic improvement in overall appearance of a face, as seen in the examples below.
Patient 1 - Before and six months after upper blepharoplasty surgery
These photographs show a woman in her mid - 50s with a moderate amount of excess upper eyelid skin. The excess skin weighs down her upper eyelids and causes her to have a melancholic, tired appearance. She is unable to wear eye makeup because the excess skin extends down to her eyelash line. After surgery, she looks younger and more youthful. Her eyes open wider and there is a good platform above the eyelashes to apply eye makeup. Also notice how she looks happier, even though her facial expression is the same. You can test this by covering up the lower face with your fingers. Opening her eyes brightens her whole face.
Note how she still looks like herself and doesn't look "surgical". Without seeing her before surgery photos, it would be very difficult to tell that she has had any eyelid surgery. The natural look is a hallmark of Dr. Kapadia's style, which you will see in photos throughout this website.
Patient 2 - Before and six weeks after upper blepharoplasty surgery
These photographs show a man in in his early 60s with a severe amount of excess upper eyelid skin. Removing the extra skin gives him a younger, more refreshed look. As in the first photo, notice how much happier he looks even though his facial expression is the same. In addition to looking better, this patient also noted a dramatic improvement in his peripheral vision once the excess skin was removed.
Eyelid surgery in men is very different than in women and its important to find an experienced surgeon who knows how to avoid feminizing the eyelids.
Patient 3 - Before and two months after upper blepharoplasty surgery
These photos show a woman in her late 40s before and after upper blepharoplasty surgery. This patient is younger than the patients shown above and has less excess eyelid skin, but you can still notice a big improvement from surgery. More skin was removed from the patient's right side than the left to improve symmetry.
Removing the excess skin helps frame her eyes in a better way and highlights the beauty of her stunning blue eyes. The beauty of the eyes can be further enhanced with eye makeup when desired. Prior to surgery, makeup would have been covered by the extra skin.
Patient 4 - Before and one year after upper blepharoplasty surgery
These photos show a woman in her late 50s before and after upper blepharoplasty surgery. Again, removing the extra skin gives her a younger, more refreshed a look.
Patient 5 - Before and three months after upper blepharoplasty surgery
These photos show a woman in her late 30s before and after upper blepharoplasty surgery. Upper eyelid hooding can be seen in some patients as early as their 20s and 30s. Surgery can be performed at any age, as long as there is enough excess skin to perform the procedure. Patients often ask what age is the best to have this surgery done. The answer is whenever it bothers you enough to go through the procedure.
About upper blepharoplasty surgery
Upper eyelid surgery can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with patients awake, on in the operating room under intravenous sedation. The vast majority of Dr. Kapadia's patients choose to have this surgery in the office with local anesthesia. Dr. Kapadia recommends two weeks off of work for most patients due to bruising and swelling, though many patients return to work more quickly. Patients who can work from home often return to work the following day. It can take up to 6 months to see the final results of surgery. The incision is often a little bumpy right after surgery and gets better and better as the scar matures over 12-18 months. The incision is hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid and is barely visible with open eyes. Eyelid surgery costs are shown in prices section of this website.
Upper blepharoplasty surgery is just one type of surgery for drooping eyelids. Additional information about different types of surgery for droopy eyelids including ptosis repair and brow lift is available in the information section of this website. Some patients having upper blepharoplasty surgery choose to undergo lower blepharoplasty surgery at the same time, a procedure sometimes referred to as four lid blepharoplasty or quad blepharoplasty.