Restore Vision and Youthfulness with Upper Eyelid Surgery

If you have developed a droopy upper eyelid that is limiting your field of vision and affecting your appearance, you might be a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery. Treating heavy upper eyelids can rejuvenate your face by removing sagging skin and fat from around the eyes. Eliminating this excess tissue can also significantly improve your peripheral vision. Peter Fisher, M.D. is a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in San Antonio, TX, who performs both upper and lower eyelid surgery almost daily.

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Sagging eyelids can leave many people feeling self-conscious about their age. 

Fixing Those Droopy Eyelids

The eyes are among the first areas of the body to show signs of aging. As skin and muscle lose their elasticity, the eyelids can droop and leave you looking older than you are. If the condition is serious enough, it can even interfere with your field of vision.

As a special form of blepharoplasty, upper eyelid surgery is designed to remedy this situation by lifting, tightening, and refreshing the contours of the eyelids. It is a safe, one-or-two-hour procedure that can restore not only your field of vision, but also your youthful appearance. Dr. Fisher can combine this surgery with other related procedures to provide a more definitive outcome in a single appointment.

Virtually any healthy, nonsmoking patient free of any serious eye disease can qualify for this surgery. Dr. Fisher will carefully evaluate your medical and physical condition before recommending the procedure. 

At Your Appointment

Dr. Fisher will begin by making a small, precise incision in a natural crease in the eyelid so that the resulting scar will be virtually invisible. He will then remove any excess fat and skin tissue and strategically suture sagging muscles to tighten them. When finished, he will neatly close the incision and apply an antiseptic ointment to reduce the risk of infection.


Recovery from upper eyelid surgery is typically quite mild, but you should expect some redness, swelling, bruising, dryness, and light sensitivity. In addition, the eye muscles may feel tight and your vision might be a little blurry. However, these symptoms should subside within a few days. In most cases, patients can return to work within a week or so.

Upper eyelid surgery is commonly covered by insurance, especially if a drooping eyelid is affecting your vision. 

You can minimize potential complications by going home after surgery and taking it easy. Keep your head elevated, apply ice packs, and refrain from bending over, lifting heavy objects, or engaging in strenuous activity. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses for the first week and limit your reading, TV, and computer time.

Insurance May Help

Upper eyelid surgery is commonly covered by insurance, especially if a drooping eyelid is affecting your vision. Dr. Fisher and his efficient staff will work closely with you and your insurance company to help you obtain the maximum coverage possible.

Rejuvenate Your Vision and Face

If you would like to talk to Dr. Fisher about eyelid surgery or any other cosmetic procedures for the face, give him a call. Whatever your needs, he can help—just ask his many satisfied patients. Send an online message to San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center or call (210) 616-0798 to schedule a consultation. If you are coming from out of town, he will help keep costs down by waiving your consultation fee.

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Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.



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