Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgeries and Their Distinct Purposes

Naked,Mature,Woman,Standing,Isolated,On,Grey,Background,Beauty,ConceptAs we get older, our eyelids naturally start to sag, and the muscles that support them weaken gradually. Over time, it is also common for extra fat to accumulate and protrude. This can lead to unwanted changes such as droopy upper eyelids and the appearance of bags under the eyes. Thankfully, upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery are two options you can consider to address these common concerns.

Two Distinct Types of Eyelid Surgeries

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery, also referred to as upper blepharoplasty, is a popular surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the upper eyelids. During this procedure, a skilled surgeon carefully makes an incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelid and removes or repositions any excess skin and subfascial fat. After the procedure, the incision is carefully sutured and usually heals well enough to be discreetly concealed within the natural fold of the eyelid.

Upper eyelid surgery’s main purpose is to address common concerns associated with the upper eyelid. One of the most frequently encountered concerns with the upper eyelids is either having too much skin that hangs over or having weakened lid muscles that lead to drooping eyelids (ptosis).

Other concerns that may be addressed by upper eyelid surgery include the following:

  • Asymmetry
  • Hooded eyelids
  • Obscured field of view

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, is similar to upper eyelid surgery in that it also works to remove or reposition excess skin and fat tissue—however, this procedure targets the lower area of the eyes specifically. During lower eyelid surgery, the incision is typically placed below the lower lash line for the best and most discreet results. Sometimes only the puffy fat needs to be removed without the removal of skin. This can be done with a transconjunctival approach within the lower eyelid and leave no visible scars.

Lower eyelid surgery is a procedure that can effectively address the appearance of grooves and bags under the eyes. It can also be effective at addressing the following concerns:

  • Fine lines
  • Puffiness
  • Excess skin
  • Drooping or sagging skin

Discover Upper Eyelid Surgery or Lower Eyelid Surgery in Baltimore, MD

Dr. Ronald Schuster is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers transformative upper and lower eyelid surgeries at his office in the Baltimore, MD, Metro Area. With his extensive training and experience in the field of blepharoplasty, Dr. Schuster is able to consistently deliver exceptional results. One of the reasons for this is that he is very mindful about avoiding overcorrection.

See what the results of blepharoplasty might look like for you today. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuster, give us a call at (410) 902-9800 or kindly fill out the form on our contact page.



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