Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Facial aging concerns like bags under the eyes or loose skin above the eyes all can be improved upon with dramatic results thanks to either upper and lower blepharoplasty. This procedure works to improve on the appearance of either the upper or lower eyelid area to generate a more youthful less tired facial appearance.
Either both or only one eyelid can be corrected with blepharoplasty and are performed in a similar yet different manner. For the upper eyelid, incisions are placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This allows the scars to be well hidden when the eyes are open. Excess skin and protruding fat are removed before the incision is closed. Often, patients may choose to get a brow lift done at the same time for optimal rejuvenation.
The lower eyelid is addressed in the same manner as the upper eyelid. The main difference is the location of the incisions. The incisions for the lower eyelid are placed below the lower lash line. Sometimes this may actually occur inside the lower eyelid. Unlike the upper eyelid, fat removal is not the only goal. For some patients, it’s actually fat redistribution that is the goal.
Due to the delicate nature of your eyelids, it is important to work with a plastic surgeon that is qualified for and experienced in an upper and lower blepharoplasty. During your consultation take the time to discuss the plastic surgeon’s history as well as your desired results. In addition, check out the before and after gallery to get an idea of the kind of results you can expect from your procedure.
Swelling and bruising is common with this procedure so you won’t notice final results until several weeks after the procedure. The results last a long time despite the fact that the eyelids continue to age. It is important to understand that multiple factors contribute to your results and how long they last, which is why individual results may vary. Stick with the follow-up care outlined by your plastic surgeon to ensure optimal results from your procedure.