How Does Blepharoplasty Work?
During blepharoplasty, the surgeon makes small incisions in the skin around the upper or lower part of the eyelid, carefully hiding them in the creases of the eye, so they become invisible once healed. Dr. Stein may remove excess skin, fat, or tissue and may lift or rearrange remaining fat or skin to look more lifted and refreshed. The upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures differ since the first focuses on drooping skin around the upper eyelid and the second focuses on bags and dark circles underneath the eyelids.
What are the Differences Between Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
These treatments address two different problems. Many patients only need one or the other, but some will benefit from both.
An upper eyelid lift helps you look refreshed and rejuvenated by removing excess skin and lifting muscles back into place, so you no longer have drooping skin around your eyelids. For some people, this can even improve their vision. People choose this procedure because they want to remove sagging or drooping upper eyelids that make them look older or get in the way of vision.
A lower eyelift addresses under-eye bags and dark circles, making the entire face look more alert and lifted. Bags under the eyes can contribute significantly to the appearance of aging and make many people self-conscious, so treating them can provide a huge boost. People have this procedure because they feel bothered by undereye bags that give an aged, tired and sagging appearance.