J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Univerity of Kansas
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

The skin around the eyes and eyelids is very delicate and shows signs of aging much sooner than skin in other areas of the face. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help our Kansas City patients correct drooping upper eyelids and improve the appearance of bags and other eyelid imperfections. Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey can renew the areas around your eyes for an appearance that brightens the whole face.

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids depending on your ultimate goals. The procedure typically involves recontouring eyelid fat, conservative skin removal, and tightening of the eyelid for a smoother, younger, and more rested appearance.

The incisions for upper eyelid plastic surgery are easily hidden along the naturally occurring creases in the upper and lower eyelids. Some patients are candidates for lower eyelid surgery through and incision hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid (transconjunctival approach). Eyelid plastic surgery is typically performed at our Kansas City practice on an outpatient basis.

With blepharoplasty, you can achieve significant aesthetic improvement in the eyelid region and enjoy your more youthful and relaxed appearance. Please contact our facial plastic surgeons to schedule a consultation.