Ophthalmic plastic surgery primarily deals with disorders of the eyelid, lacrimal apparatus, orbit, and periocular cosmetic surgery. In the past, the average ophthalmic plastic surgeon focused mainly on the functional disciplines, with few surgeons showing any interest in cosmetic surgery. This trend is gradually changing, and today, most ophthalmic plastic surgeons perform cosmetic surgeries and many specialize in this area of practice.

The eye is an important component of facial aesthetics, and blepharoplasty can play a vital positive role in facial harmony and the perception of aging. Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedures. Symptoms such as tired-looking eyes, excess skin, droopy eyelids, or circles around the eyes may benefit from blepharoplasty. It can also be combined with other facial and skin rejuvenation procedures such as brow or mid-face lift, lasers, or chemical skin resurfacing. This article aims to give an overview of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty techniques.