Upper blepharoplasty vs lower blepharoplasty
Upper and lower blepharoplasty are two different procedures that can be performed singly or in conjunction with each other.
Upper blepharoplasty is performed if you have sagging skin, hooded eyes, excess fat or puffiness on the upper eyelids.
Upper blepharoplasty lifts and reduces the loose skin, and occasionally muscle and fat, on and around the upper eyelids. Using small incisions in the upper eyelid crease, extra tissue is removed while the remaining skin is tightened. Scarring is very minimal. This procedure can be combined with a brow lift, Botox or fillers to further enhance the results.
Lower blepharoplasty is performed if you have excess skin, dark circles, puffy pouches or bags under the eyes.
During lower blepharoplasty, the ligaments of the lower eyelid are tightened via a small incision in the inside or outside of the lower lid, and fat is repositioned to eliminate puffy bags or pouches. The lower lid skin is redraped to create a smooth, rejuvenated result. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures or biological glues.