Eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, encompasses several areas. The eye can be divided into upper and lower eyelids; this procedure can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to create a younger, more youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery helps improve the appearance of aging eyes as well as drooping lids. The purpose of eyelid surgery is to remove excess tissue around the eye (both redundant skin and bulging, herniated fat) as well as to restore eyelid position relative to the surrounding bone structure (improve droop).

Patients complain of looking tired or older than their chronological age. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Edgar Sosa creates a customized surgical plan for each patient to give patients a renewed outlook. Please note, unless you're undergoing eyelid surgery for vision concerns, insurance won't likely cover the procedure.


Benefits may include:

  • Improved self-confidence

  • Reduction in fine lines of the eye

  • Smoother and "awake" appearance to the eyes

  • Rejuvenated appearance to the eyes

  • In some cases, improve peripheral vision


Upper Eyelids

  • For upper eyelids surgery, Dr. Sosa will make a small cut and remove excess skin, as well as muscle and sometimes fat. The incision is hidden along a natural eyelid crease.

Lower Eyelids

  • The lower lid blepharoplasty usually involves removal of fat, which contributes to the under-eye bags, as well as sometimes removing a small amount of skin. The incision may either be on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside underneath the lower eyelashes. In some people, the lower eyelid may be tightened or secured to the bony skeleton.

Dr. Edgar Sosa conducts thorough consultations with patients considering blepharoplasty surgery to address the full scope of what is to be expected before, during and post surgery. We invite you to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation to learn more.

It is expected that these surgical procedures are done under general anesthesia in the outpatient department of the hospital or in a certified surgery center. All Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates surgery cases that are performed in an ambulatory surgical facility are fully accredited to meet strict standards of the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities).


After recovery from surgery, you will be discharged home with care instructions. You will be sent home with pain medication, care instructions, and eye ointment to prevent eyes from drying too much.

After a thigh lift procedure, it is recommended that patients wear their compression garments 24/7 for 4 weeks (except when showering or washing the garment) and then for an additional 3 weeks (only during the day or when active).

Bruising is noted after any surgical procedures. For blepharoplasty, patients may notice bruising along the area surrounding the eye. At about the third day after surgery, expect the area to be a deep purple, which will travel with gravity outside of the surgical area and be noticeable for 3-6 weeks. Many patients are able to return to work after a couple weeks and return to full activities after four to six weeks.

Dr. Edgar Sosa will continue postoperative care in the weeks following your surgery to ensure proper healing and satisfactory results.

For optimal results, always select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery have undergone extensive training in the field of both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can possess.

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