Dr. Steven Robinson of the Plastic Surgery Group

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes express emotion more than any other feature of the face. If your eyes look bright and alert, you’re perceived as energized, happy, youthful, and well-rested. If your eyes are puffy or have sagging skin drooping over your upper eyelids, people may comment that you look tired or not well.

If you believe that your eyes are making you look older than you feel, upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) can make you look years younger, as well as make your eyes look larger.

Many people with dark under eye circles, crow’s feet, and/or under eye bags may also opt to have lower eyelid surgery at the same time as upper eyelid surgery.

The eye lift procedure has become popular with both men and women. It can be done by itself or as part of a total facial rejuvenation program including a facelift, mini facelift, mid facelift, chin contouring, BOTOX, Restylane, and/or Collagen.

What Happens During an Eye Lift?

Dr. Robinson is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Cincinnati, Ohio who has performed numerous upper eye lifts in his cosmetic surgery practice in Cincinnati, assuring that your eyes will match properly.

He will first examine your eyes thoroughly to check for any conditions that might mean you are not a good candidate for eyelid surgery.

If cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed, it is done on an outpatient basis in a fully accredited facility with a board certified Anesthesiologist present to ensure your comfort. The procedure generally takes only one to two hours.

Your cosmetic eye surgery involves removing any sagging skin or extra fat from the upper eyelids using a tiny incision in the crease of the upper lid. In this way, the scar is never visible. If necessary, the eyebrows can be repositioned and arched or reshaped slightly to complement your new look even more.

Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery

Recovery time is fast with upper eyelid surgery. Puffiness and bruising is to be expected to some degree, however. You can cover any discoloration with mineral makeup, and you should be able to return to work within two weeks at the most. If you experience any soreness, you can take pain medications during your healing process.

While no surgery stops the aging process, the results of upper blepharoplasty are long lasting. The results can be seen for as long as ten years.

Your Consultation for Upper Eyelid Surgery in Ohio

At your consultation, Dr. Robinson will examine your eyes thoroughly and discuss the procedure with you in detail. You will also see blepharoplasty before and after photos of others who have had the surgery. Dr. Robinson will then take pictures of you to serve as your “before pictures”. After your healing process is complete, he will take “after pictures” and give you both sets of photos. It can be exciting to compare the differences.

When you’re ready to improve the appearance of your eyes and look younger, Dr. Robinson invites you to take that next step and schedule a consultation to discuss upper eyelid surgery at one of our offices: 1 Plastic Surgery Plaza, 4850 Red Bank Expressway, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or 7162 Liberty Centre Drive Suite C, West Chester, OH 45069. You may contact us by the email form provided. You may also call us at (513) 791-4440 for the Cincinnati location or (513) 769-3223 for the West Chester location.


(513) 791-4440 (Cincinnati)

(513) 769-3223 (West Chester)

(614) 326-4661 (Columbus)

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1 Plastic Surgery Plaza
4850 Red Bank Expressway
Cincinnati, OH 45227
(513) 791-4440

7162 Liberty Centre Drive
Suite C
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 769-3223