Upper Eyelid Lift

  • With age, the upper eyelid skin sags and gives the eyes a sad or fatigued appearance.
  • If the eyebrows are low, then sagging eyelid skin is worsened.

Recommended Procedures

  • Upper blepharoplasty is an in-office, awake procedure under local injected anesthetic and that involves removal of excess upper eyelid skin.
  • Brow Lift and/or Lower Blepharoplasty may also be needed for a comprehensive result.

Other Options

  • Collagen-stimulating treatments such as Laser restore skin elasticity
  • An eyelid-focused regimen delays the need for surgery. Explore the S+R Boutique for the world’s first edited selection of the best skincare for tired eyes.
  • Professional Makeup Artistry can mask the signs of aging around the eye.

How It’s Done

  • An incision is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid (invisible when the eyes are open) and an ellipse of skin is removed and the wound is closed.


  • In Dr. Rad’s hands, upper eyelid surgery is safe and extremely very low risk.
  • The procedure is performed in the office while awake and under local numbing anesthetic.

 Preparing for Treatment 

  • Notify Dr. Rad of any drug allergies, particularly to local anesthetics
  • Avoid taking medications that can increase risk of bruising:
    • NSAIDS: Aleve, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin and similar medications
    • Fish oil
    • Excessive alcohol

What to Expect

  • Surgery involves very little discomfort. Mild bruising and temporary swelling are normal and resolve quickly.
  • While healing and recovery will be different for each patient, return to work or going to social outings about 5-7 days after surgery is common.

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This 59 year old woman had concerns for excess upper eyelid skin that gave her eyes a sad and fatigued appearance. She also desired improvement of her lower eyelid bags as well as her skin texture and Acne. Dr. Rad performed upper blepharoplasty, and Lower Blepharoplasty + Fat Removal. Dr. Sherber performed Chemical Peel (x 3), Botox to ‘crow’s feet’ lines and to frown lines, Juvéderm to Cheeks, Eyelid + Tear Trough, and Lips + Nasolabial Folds. She also performed a series of Pearl Fractional Laser and Intense Pulsed Light. Finally, Dr. Sherber recommended a curated skin care regimen with daily Eve Lom Cleanser, Retinoid-Based Moisturizer, and prescription Acne treatment.

Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad's patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

*SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

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