What Kinds of Blepharoplasty Are There?
There are two types of blepharoplasty: upper and lower. They can be done on their own or combined into one procedure. Dr. Stein will discuss your options and determine if you are suited for one or both.
Excess tissue on your upper eyelids can impair your vision. The excess skin is removed through an incision that is hidden in the eyelid crease. This procedure is typically completed in less than one hour and with twilight anesthesia.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is most commonly done solely for cosmetic reasons to address puffiness and “bags” under the eyes. Dr. Stein will make a cut in your eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid to remove or redistribute excess fat, muscle, and sagging skin before closing the cut. Lower eyelid lifts are typically done under twilight anesthesia in less than an hour.
If a combination procedure is recommended, you can expect enhanced anti-aging results and reduce your recovery time by completing both surgeries at the same time. In these situations, Dr. Stein will generally work on your upper lids first before correcting the lower lids.