Over time, tissues around the eye become lax due to a loss of elasticity. The redundant tissue is a sign of aging. Extra or sagging skin around the eyelids, called dermatochalasis, can be very noticeable and significantly affect one’s appearance. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty (pronounced “blef-a-ro-plasty”) removes excess eyelid skin and results in a more youthful appearance. Depending on a specific patient’s needs, the upper eyelid surgery can be customized to provide the desired cosmetic outcome. For example, one of the two muscles that open the eyelid can be tightened to achieve a better position of the eyelid margin where the lashes can be seen.