woman with dark hair framing her faceFor women and men alike, the earliest signs of aging often appear around the eyes. Since the skin of the upper and lower eyelids is extremely thin, it also shows wrinkles and laxity earlier than other parts of your face. When you look in the mirror, you may think you look tired, see bags under your eyes, or drooping upper lids. Plastic surgery now offers plenty of options to address all your concerns, and rejuvenating your eyes usually makes your entire face appear younger. Here is a list of some of the criteria your plastic surgeon will consider when evaluating you for eyelid rejuvenation:


  • how much skin laxity and skin excess do you have ?
  • how many and how deep are your wrinkles?
  • do you have hyperpigmentation? dark circles under the eyes?


  • how prominent are the bulges under your eyes?
  • should fat be removed or repositioned?
  • is your tear trough very pronounced?

Eyelid function:

  • do your eyelid come together when you close your eyes?
  • does your upper eyelid move up and down normally?
  • is the tone of the lower eyelid normal?
  • do you have dry eye or other opthalmologic issues?

Eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty surgery, may be combined with other cosmetic procedures to enhance your appearance and make you look younger and more rested. Botox, fillers, fat grafts and skin resurfacing are all complementary procedures. Many patients think about getting their eyes done for aesthetic improvement and to look as good as they feel, and some consider it to keep in step with younger colleagues in the workplace. Whatever your motivation, make sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss all options for making your eyes look better.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a board certified plastic surgeon in NYC and her practice focuses on aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body. Our office on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is equipped with a fully certified AAAASF Operating Room for the safety, comfort and privacy of her patients. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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