Many patients seeking an upper eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, are pleasantly surprised to hear that they can undergo the procedure in the office setting. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most gratifying procedures for both patient and surgeon. The procedure can have quite dramatic, yet natural appearing, results that provide a significant improvement in terms of looking more rested and youthful. Plus, upper eyelid blepharoplasty can usually be done in the office using local anesthesia (injection of numbing medicine). If desired, a low dose of oral Valium can also be given to provide more relaxation during the procedure. Most cases are completed in under an hour. Another huge advantage of doing this in the office is that patients avoid the additional costs associated with facility and anesthesia fees. In addition, there are no concerns with reacting to general anesthesia. The ability to achieve this type and degree of cosmetic enhancement under local anesthesia in the office makes upper eyelid blepharoplasty one of the most popular procedures we perform.