Blepharoplasty, is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin, fat and/or muscle from the upper eyelid.

Still can’t say it? Just say eyelid tuck.

The procedure is sought out for both cosmetic and medical reasons, according to Dr. Chukwuemeka Onyewu of Jamachi Plastic Surgery in Silver Spring, MD and Lagos, Nigeria. 

An eyelid tuck is generally performed in the office under local anesthesia–making the procedure more affordable and safer for patients.

Watch Dr. Onyewu discuss blepharoplasty in greater detail above.