What Patients Should Know About Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery By Hadi Rassael on May 10, 2014

You have plenty of options available if you would like to improve your overall appearance. Sometimes just a subtle change can go a long way. This is particularly true of the facial features, and especially the eyes. Simply by making a slight change to the eyelids or the eye area can unlock a whole new you. Advanced facial cosmetic surgery options can allow you to look your youngest and very best.

One especially effective surgical option for facial rejuvenation and enhancement is cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. We'd like to take a moment right now to consider how upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery compare to one another, and which might be best for you and your needs. Let's begin with upper eyelid surgery.

About Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is performed in order to adjust the contour of the upper eyelid area. This is done by making a small incision along the upper eyelid, which (when applicable) is hidden in the natural fold of the upper eyelid.

Upper eyelid surgery can be done for a variety of reasons. For one, it is often performed when people have drooping or sagging upper eyelids that make them appear prematurely old. In extremes cases, these drooping upper eyelids can block out part of the vision.

Upper eyelid surgery can also be performed in order to create the upper eyelid fold when one does not exist. This fold-creation surgery is common in patients who are of Asian descent.

Ideal Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery

The best candidates for upper eyelid surgery are people who are in generally good health and do not suffer from medical conditions that would make surgery a risky endeavor in any way. They should have realistic expectations about the recovery process and what it all involves.

About Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is performed in order to address puffiness and bags that form around the lower eyelids. These issues can make a person appear more tired or haggard than they actually are.

During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the lower eyelid just beneath the eyelashes. Through this incision, facial liposuction is often performed and any loose skin is carefully removed to improve the overall contour and appearance of that portion of the face.

Ideal Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery

As with upper eyelid surgery, ideal candidates for lower eyelid surgery are people who are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about the surgical process.

Which kind of eyelid surgery would be best for me?

In general, it's easy to determine if you would be better suited for upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery. During the consultation process with our team, you'll be able to learn about all of your options for addressing the eyelid area. In addition, other options for facial cosmetic surgery to address wrinkles and lines can be discussed in more detail as needed. We can plan a full anti-aging makeover as needed to help you look your very best.

Learn More About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

For more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Chevy Chase, Maryland cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals through the best treatments possible.

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