Blepharoplasty: Upper, Lower or Both?


What do your eyes say about you? Do bags under your eyes say that you are tired, even when you feel well-rested and ready to tackle the world? Do you have upper eyelids that are droopy, giving the impression you are older or just uninterested in tackling a new adventure? Your eyes say a lot, and the message is not always the one you want to convey. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and ensure they are representing the appearance you desire. Choosing the right procedure, upper, lower or a double blepharoplasty can make a big difference in what your eyes tell the world.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Excess or sagging skin or fat on the upper eyelid changes the look of your eyes. Upper blepharoplasty can remove extra skin and fat to “open” your eyes. This can make you look younger and more energetic, restoring eyes that you had in your youth.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Drooping skin and fat pockets under the eyes can create perpetual tired eyes. Those “bags” never go away, making you look sad or exhausted all the time. A lower eyelid lift can remove excess skin and liposuction fat away, smoothing the under-the-eye bags for a rejuvenated appearance.

Double Blepharoplasty

Some people have sagging skin and tissue on both the upper and lower eyelids. Many people undergoing blepharoplasty opt to have both eyelids lifted for youthful eyes that look awake and give the face a more attractive appearance.

If your eyes are giving the wrong impression, consider upper or lower eyelid surgery to change your overall appearance. Contact a talented facial plastic surgeon to discuss whether upper, lower or double blepharoplasty are right for you.

Posted on behalf of:
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
310 East 14th Street
6th Floor, North Bldg
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 381-6110

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