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.

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

Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery in Buffallo


Your eyelid skin is very thin and tends to stretch over time. Sometimes it stretches too much, causing excess eyelid skin. When this happens to the upper eyelid, it can limit your side vision. When lower eyelid skin stretches, you may have what some people call “bags” under the eyes. Eye surgeons can remove excess eyelid skin in a procedure called blepharoplasty. At the same time, the surgeon may also remove extra fatty tissue. The surgery can help make the area around the eye more clearly defined. It also makes the eye appear less tired and more alert.
Eye Bags Removal in Buffalo


Ectropin is when the lower eyelid droops down and turns outward. This can can make your eyes dry, watery, and sensitive to light and wind. Entropin is when the lower eyelid turns in toward the eyeball which can cause your eyelashes and skin to rub against the eye causing redness and irritation. Surgery for ectropion and entropion returns the eyelid to its normal position and helps protect the eye while reducing painful and irritating symptoms.
Eye Bags Removal in Buffalo
Eyelid Ptosis in Buffalo, NY


Before eyelid surgery, be sure to tell your ophthalmologist about all medications you take. Include all prescription and over-the-counter medication, vitamins, and supplements. It is important for your eye surgeon to know if you take aspirin (or aspirin containing drugs) or blood thinners, or if you have a bleeding problem. As with any type of surgery, there are possible risks and complications with eyelid surgery. Your ophthalmologist will discuss these with you.
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 Selvadurai 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

Orchard Park Office

Buffalo Ophthalmology - Southtowns

301 Sterling Dr.
Orchard Park NY 14127

(716) 706-4998

Orchard Park Office

Buffalo Optique (Southtowns)

301 Sterling Drive
Orchard Park , NY 14127

(716) 671-9020

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