Shorr FACE Institute
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)


Your eyes are often the first thing people notice about you and are an important aspect of your overall appearance. As we age, the tone and shape of our eyelids can loosen and sag. Heredity and sun exposure also contribute to this process. This excess, puffy or lax skin can make you appear more tired or older than you are. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”) can give the eyes a more youthful look by removing excess skin, bulging fat, and lax muscle from the upper or lower eyelids. If the sagging upper eyelid skin obstructs peripheral vision, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can eliminate the obstruction and expand the visual field.


Upper Blepharoplasty

For the upper eyelids, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision hidden in the natural eyelid crease. If the lid is droopy, the muscle that raises the upper lid can be tightened. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.

Before upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
After surgery this patient has a better field of vision and rejuvenated appearance.

Before upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

After upper eyelid blepharoplasty patient looks natural, refreshed and age appropriate.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Fat in the lower eyelids can be removed or repositioned through an incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel can be performed at the same time, if desired, to smooth and tighten the lower eyelid skin. If there is excessive skin in the lower eyelid, the incision is made just below the lashes. Fat can be removed or repositioned through this incision as well, and the excess skin removed. The incision is then closed with fine sutures.

Before lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
After lower blepharoplasty and lesion removals, this patient appears youthful and revitalized.

Quad Blepharoplasty

Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed together. Blepharoplasties may also be combined with other procedures such as eyebrow or forehead lift, midface lift, face lift, neck lift or laser skin resurfacing. 

Before quad blepharoplasty.
After quad blepharoplasty. This patient also underwent full face laser skin resurfacing.

Before quad blepharoplasty.

After quad blepharoplasty. This patient also underwent full face laser skin resurfacing.

Who Should Perform Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
When choosing a surgeon to perform blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), look for a cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeon who specializes in the eyelids, orbit, and tear drain system. It’s also important that he or she has completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) fellowship. This indicates your surgeon is not only a board certified ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and structure of the eyelids and orbit, but also has had extensive training in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Shorr is Director of the Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine. He and his associates are board certified ophthalmologists as well as ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons who have completed an ASOPRS fellowship.

Dr. Norman Shorr is an early pioneer and innovator of many cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid, eyebrow, forehead and midface procedures performed today worldwide. He and his associates continue to innovate and contribute to the specialty of cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery. Call today to schedule your personal consultation!


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We specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face, as well as non-surgical cosmetic treatments and services. Our office is conveniently located in Beverly Hills near Los Angeles and bordered by Orange and Ventura Counties. Contact us today!



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