Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested.

Specifically, cosmetic eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the lower eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

What happens during cosmetic eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is generally performed using a light sedation (or twilight sleep) and local anesthetic in the lids. The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

Upper Eyelids

Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid, allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.

Lower Eyelids

If your surgery is on your lower eyelids, our surgeons will make small incisions just below the eyelashes and will then tighten the excess skin and muscle that is creating the appearance of bags, creating a more vibrant and youthful appearance.


The decision to have cosmetic eyelid surgery is an important one that only you can make. If you decide that treatment is an option for you, you will be given additional information about the procedure that will allow you to make an informed decision. We are here to answer all of your questions regarding the blepharoplasty procedure.


We are pleased to offer Latisse® to patients with reduced eyelash growth or those desiring longer, fuller eyelashes. Only Latisse® has been approved by the FDA as a prescription treatment to grow eyelashes. It also has been studied in clinical trials to demonstrate its safety and effectiveness.

With Latisse®, your eyelashes will experience real measurable growth. Once you begin treatment, you could start to see results in as little as four weeks. As the treatment progresses, you’ll gradually begin to see changes in length, thickness and/or darkness.

Schedule Change - Pekin Clinic

 Illinois Eye Center office in Pekin will be closed during the 12:00pm-1:00pm hour on Wednesday, June 19. This includes the Optical Department. Our Peoria and Washington clinic locations are open for walk-in optical services during this period. EyeCareTODAY is also available at our Peoria location for walk-in exams and urgent eye care.

4th of July Hours

Services at Illinois Eye Center on July 4th will be available by appointment only. Illinois Eye Center wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day holiday.