One of the primary concerns that patients often desire to improve, is the drooping of the upper eye area.  This droop is often a result of the loss of skin elasticity and its diminished ability to “snap back” over time.  In addition, there may be excessive fat pockets present, resulting in a “heavy” appearance of the upper lids.  For patients with a larger amount of excess skin and tissue, an upper eyelid blepharoplasty (also known as an eye lift) may be an appropriate solution. A blepharoplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that consists of making an incision in the crease of the eyelid, removing the excess skin and repositioning (or resculpting) the fat to a more appropriate location.  The results of the surgery are a more open, vibrant and well-rested appearance of the eyes.