What it is:

Removal of loose/excess eyelid skin

People who:

  • Have excess skin on their upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Feel as if their eyelids make them look tired

* 1 to 2 hours, depending on if upper, lower, or both sets of eyelids are treated

Local or sedation


Average is 1 week or less; while it is possible to return to work or school in less than a week, you may have bruising around your eyes (black eyes)

  • Return immediately to non-strenuous activities which do not raise your heart rate or blood pressure, and won’t result in breaking into a sweat
  • Resume strenuous activities 2 weeks

If excess upper eyelid skin reduces your peripheral vision, an eye doctor will test your peripheral vision to determine if surgery is medically necessary and therefore covered by insurance

  • You may shower 24 hours after surgery
  • Stitches will be removed 1 week after surgery

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions