Eyelid Surgery

The Center for Advanced Aesthetic Eyelid & Facial Surgery

Eyelid and facial surgical techniques are more sophisticated than ever. At The Center for Advanced Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery at the Krieger Eye Institute at Sinai, you know you can count on special care for the delicate area around your eyes, from some of the area's most renowned eye surgeons.

Eyelid surgery (or Blepharoplasty) is designed to improve drooping upper lids, 'bags' or sagging below the eyes, and puffy skin around the eyes.


 Aging and gravity are the most common causes of this condition. Others include a condition called ptosis (drooping lid), overexposure to the sun, and heredity. Eyelid surgery corrects these problems by removing excess skin and fat from the areas around the eye, including the upper and lower lids.


Until now, eyelid surgery was generally performed by making an incision in the skin around the eye, along  the natural lines of your lid. Now, there's a better approach. At The Center for Advanced Aesthetic Eyelid and Facial Surgery at the Krieger Eye Institute at Quarry Lake, James Karesh, M.D. and Marc Hirschbein, M.D., have been using an advanced technique called transconjunctival surgery that minimizes bleeding, swelling and possible complications.

With this new surgical approach, a small incision is made behind the lid to remove excess tissue. So there's less trauma, and frequently no visible scarring. Most eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, using local anesthesia, and you can go home the same day.

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For a consultation about a cosmetic procedure, please call one of our physicians listed below.

Marc Hirschbein, M.D.

James Karesh, M.D.

Sinai Ophthalmology-Quarry Lake

2700 Quarry Lake Dr.
Suite 180
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-601-2020