Upper Or Lower Lid Surgery: Which One Is Right For You?
February 25, 2015
The eyes are one of the most prominent features of the face, and often the first thing a person notices when they look at you. Therefore, it is not surprising that eyelid surgery is the most popular facial surgery procedure and top 3 overall of ALL cosmetic surgery. Like most plastic surgery, there are both health and cosmetic benefits. When deciding which is right for you, you have to understand the reasons behind undergoing upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery and the benefits of each.Blepharoplasty
Upper Lid SurgeryUpper lid surgery involves the lifting of the eyelid and the removal of excess skin and fat from the eyelid. When the eyelid droops or bulges with fat or skin deposits, it makes the eyes appear older or tired. Lifting the eyelid and removing the excess skin and fat improves the overall appearance of the eyes to make patients look younger and more alert. There are also practical reasons to have upper lid surgery. When the eyelid droops, it causes visual impairment and irritation. This makes daily tasks such as reading, driving, and wearing contacts difficult. Upper eyelid surgery is an excellent way to fix these common problems.
Lower Lid SurgeryLower lid surgery involves removing fatty or skin deposits from the lower lid. It also includes tightening the skin below and around the lower eyelid. This surgery corrects wrinkles around the lower eye and tightens the lower eyelid. It reduces the darkness and wrinkles associated with being tired. It also eliminates bulges under the eye. As with upper lid surgery, there are medical reasons to have lower lid surgery. As you age, your lower eyelid may sag. In some cases, this causes excessive dryness and irritation of the eye. Lower eyelid surgery can correct these issues.
Why have Eyelid surgery?There are many benefits to upper and lower lid surgery. These include:
- Patients appear more alert
- It can make patients look younger
- It can increase or restore the function of the eyelid
- Improved vision
- Upper and lower lid surgery can reduce the appearance of wrinklesTake the first step in learning more about eye and facial rejuvenation.
Interested In Learning More About Eyelid Rejuvenation? Contact Dr. John LeeContact the Bryn Mawr Facial Aesthetics Center with locations in the Philadelphia-area, Scranton and Silver Spring, MD. Give us a call at 610.789.6701, we look forward to meeting you.