Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on either the upper or lower lids, or both. Eyelid surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can:


  • Remove excess, sagging or hanging skin from the upper eyelids
  • Remove or reposition fat deposits that cause puffy eyelids
  • Tighten the muscles around the eyes
  • Remove bags or correct hollows beneath the lower eyelids

Eyelid Surgery Candidates

Healthy patients that don’t have a life-threatening condition and are bothered by the appearance of their eyelids. Most men and women that over the age of 35 are candidates for eyelid surgery. Be sure to let us know if you have any medical condition that may impact the success of your treatment, such as any of the following:

  • Graves Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Serious Eye Disease
  • Dry Eyes

Brighten Your Appearance With Blepharoplasty!

Tired and Puffy Eyes? Do you look tired, even when you’re not?

Eyelid surgery can help you look younger, more alert, more refreshed, and even allow you to see more clearly. Dr. Brock Ridenour is an expert in eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is a quick, long lasting, and minimally invasive solution to tired looking eyes.

The Procedure

Step 1 Anesthesia

A majority of patients will choose to have surgery in an out-patient setting, such as the office, a surgi-center, or the outpatient wing of the hospital. Medications will be administered for your comfort during the procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, oral sedation medications, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia.

Step 2 Incisions

The incisions for eyelid surgery are designed to be well concealed withing the natural structures of the eyelid area. The upper eyelid can be treated through an incision placed in the natural fold or crease of the lid. This incision allows for removal or repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of sagging muscles, and the removal of excess skin.

Schedule a Consultation

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, it’s our mission to help you feel confident, comfortable and beautiful in your own skin. To learn more about eyelid surgery or schedule a consultation, contact or call board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brock D. Ridenour and his team in St. Louis, Missouri, at (314) 501-7946 today.

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