in Buffalo, NY

What is Blepharoplasty Surgery?

It’s natural for your eyelids to get looser as you age. When they stretch over time and the muscles supporting them get weaker, it can affect your self-confidence and obstruct your vision. To address these effects, your doctor may recommend a common surgery called a blepharoplasty. During a blepharoplasty, your surgeon will remove the excess skin, fat, and tissue from the eyelids, tightening the muscles and restoring proper eyelid function.

Here are some things to consider before considering eyelid surgery:

Blepharoplasty Surgery in Buffalo, NY

Droopy eyelids don’t always need treatment: Skin that loses elasticity with age is normal. If you’re eyelids aren’t affecting your vision or quality of life, surgery may not be right for you.

Sometimes loose eyelids affect vision: If the upper eyelids are the problem, they can droop enough to block part of your field of vision and require treatment.

Blepharoplasty can be performed for different reasons: Some patients elect to have eyelid surgery for functional reasons, while other cases are purely for the aesthetic benefits.


Leading Buffalo Blepharoplasty Surgeon

When your eyesight and appearance are affected by sagging eyelid skin, you should explore your options. Every face we see gets a personally tailored touch from our team of experts.

At Buffalo Ophthalmology, our extensive training allows us to tailor your eyelid surgery to your specific needs. Oculofacial surgery involves a precise approach to this delicate part of the face, which makes having access to a specialist that you trust even more critical. Using our breadth of experience, we can restore vision and provide natural-looking results.

Buffalo Retinal Specialist

Ausra Selvadurai, M.D.

Dr. Ausra Selvadurai is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained retinal specialist with years of experience performing oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgery. She enjoys performing blepharoplasties because they blend clinical science with aesthetics in a way that appeals to her detail-oriented philosophy as a physician.

Her training at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, and her peer-reviewed research in esteemed ophthalmic journals have cemented her as a trusted ophthalmologist in Western New York.

Our Approach to Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery

When you come to us for a consultation for blepharoplasty, we’ll start by getting a complete picture of your eye health. Our expert team will then determine whether surgery is the right choice to meet your visual or aesthetic goals.

Dr. Ausra Selvadurai is a skilled surgeon whose dedication to research keeps her at the forefront of her field. She performs oculofacial procedures using the latest techniques in order to ensure the best outcomes for every patient.

Eyelid Surgery in Buffalo, NY

A blepharoplasty can be performed both the upper and lower lids, and is sometimes done in combination with ptosis repair surgery depending on your needs and aesthetic preferences.
Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery in Buffallo

Upper Blepharoplasty

During an upper blepharoplasty, excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed from the upper eyelid area. This can be done purely for aesthetic reasons, but if the eyelid is sagging to the degree that it affects your vision, it’s deemed medically necessary.
Eye Bags Removal in Buffalo

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty removes the tissue that form “eye bags” under the eyes, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Since this condition is unlikely to affect vision, this procedure is considered to be primarily for aesthetic purposes.
Eyelid Ptosis in Buffalo, NY

Eyelid Ptosis

Ptosis is a condition in which the eyelids sag due to the weakening of the levator muscle, which opens and closes the upper lids. In eyelid ptosis surgery, the levator muscle is tightened, restoring the eyelid to a more natural position.
Smooth Eyelid Recovery in Buffalo, NY


At Buffalo Ophthalmology, we make sure you’re cared for long after you leave our office after your procedure. Dr. Ausra will provide you with instructions on how to care for your eyes as they recover, making the process as smooth as possible from start to finish.


Ophthalmologists in Williamsville NY

Buffalo Ophthalmology - Northtowns

405 International Drive
Williamsville NY 14221

(716) 706-4945

Ophthalmologists in Orchard Park, NY

Buffalo Ophthalmology - Southtowns

3055 Southwestern Blvd, Unit 108
Orchard Park NY 14127

(716) 706-4998

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