Michael H. Moses, MD, FACS

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) Surgery

Our eyes are the window to our soul. But we all reach a time when our eyes begin to show signs of aging. The upper eyelids droop, sometimes hindering vision, and we get that tired, dark, puffiness under our eyes that no amount of rest, and no cucumber slices, can take care of.

When you become concerned about your aging eyelids, consider a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift). Blepharoplasty removes the excess eyelid skin and fat, and tightens the muscles around the eyelids. Your eyes will be brighter, making you look younger and rested. Eyelid surgery is the most natural-looking of all plastic surgery procedures.

Your Individual Goals

Discuss your goals with Dr. Moses. Blepharoplasty is often performed together with other facial surgeries. Together, the two of you will decide which procedures you want in order to get where you want to be.

About Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be performed while you are under local or general anesthesia in our accredited outpatient surgical centers. At our Garden District office, upper and lower eyelid surgery takes Dr. Moses 1½ to 2 hours. For upper eyelids, Dr. Moses makes incisions within the natural fold of your upper eyelid, completely hiding the scar when your eyes are open. For lower eyelids, Dr. Moses often conceals an incision below your lower lashes. Through this incision, he removes excess skin, muscle, and fat, and he tightens the lower lid.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

There is minimal pain after eyelid surgery. Your stitches will be removed five days to a week after your procedure. You will be bruised from a few days to a couple of weeks. You will feel good quickly and will recover fully in just a few weeks. Immediately following surgery, Dr. Moses will apply Steri-Strips over the incisions. They are removed in 5 to 7 days with the stitches, and then you can use makeup. Following surgery, you should keep your head elevated and apply ice for several days. Usually, people feel comfortable in public after a week or two. Activities such as reading and watching television can be done after just two or three days. There is little pain associated with this procedure. Your eyes just need time to heal and for the bruising to go away.


Dr. Moses understands the importance of feeling confident in your appearance. The eyes are “the windows to the soul.” Fortunately, eyelid surgery is the most natural looking of all the facial plastic surgery procedures. Wrinkles, puffiness, or sagging skin around your eyes will no longer make you look older than you are. After your eyes have been rejuvenated, you will feel and look like yourself.

You won’t have to worry so much about concealing wrinkles or other imperfections with heavy make-up and facial products. You won’t have to worry about drooping skin impairing your vision, or how a smile makes you look older than you are. Eyelid surgery is usually only necessary once—the results last for a very long time. Now you can enjoy your confident smile while your inner youth and beauty shine through your eyes.