Upper VS Lower Blepharoplasty: What are the Differences?
Blepharoplasty, otherwise known as an eye lift, can make your eyes look more alert, younger, and rejuvenated. But do you need an upper eye lift or a lower eye lift? Dr. Greenberg can help you identify the areas you want to improve and choose a procedure for you.
A blepharoplasty, or eye lift, removes excess fat, skin, and tissue from the upper or lower eyelid area. This excess skin and tissue can cause sagging, under eye bags, and drooping eyelids. Instead of letting your eyes make you look older, you can lift and brighten them with a blepharoplasty.
What is an Upper Blepharoplasty?
In upper blepharoplasty, the doctor removes skin and tissue from the upper eyelid area, getting rid of excess skin and fat that make eyelids sag and droop. This procedure can even improve your vision by removing sagging skin that blocks your sight.
What is a Lower Blepharoplasty?
Lower blepharoplasty removes skin and fat from beneath the eyes and lifts up sagging skin, removing bags, bulges, and drooping. The area under the eyes will appear firmer and more youthful.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
The best candidates for upper or lower eyelid lift surgery are healthy individuals who do not smoke and have reasonable expectations about what the procedure will accomplish. If you have sagging skin or bags around your eyes, you may be a good candidate.
You can expect a week or more of downtime, depending on the procedure performed. You will have some swelling and soreness around the eyes for several days. Dr. Greenberg will provide detailed instructions on how to take care of your healing results.
What Results Will I See With Upper vs Lower Blepharoplasty?
With an upper blepharoplasty, you can expect to see the area around the upper eyes look lifted, more alert, and more like your younger self. With lower blepharoplasty, you can expect to see undereye bags, dark circles, and sagging skin removed. Some people may have both procedures performed, giving an overall lifted and brighter eye area.
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Want to learn more about what you can expect from upper and lower lid blepharoplasty? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137