Eyelid surgery includes several surgical methods. The surgeon recommends the best technique after examining you. Depending on the changes you want to achieve desired goals and the anatomy of your body, the doctor will recommend the best option. For any patient who wants to undergo blepharoplasty, the procedure might include lower eyelid surgery, upper eyelid surgery, or both.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Do you think your eyes always appear tired and dull giving you a less alert or unhappy look? Do your upper eyelids obscure your upper eyelashes or seem to lack contour? Wrinkled and sagging skin on the upper eyelids can lead to this type of look, and the upper eyelid procedure can help in removing excess skin and restoring a naturally youthful and refreshing shape to your eyelids. You will get a pleasing and refreshing appearance after the surgery. In upper eyelid surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the natural creases above the eye through they will remove an exact amount of fat and excess skin or/ and adjust the surrounding muscle to achieve the desired goal and improvement.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Do you have sagging and puggy bags below your eyes that gives you a look as if you have not slept well even though you have energy? This is probably because of herniated fat that accumulates beneath the eyes. While this can become more prominent and pronounced with time as skin loses elasticity. Puffy eyelids can occur in people as young as in their twenties making them look older than they are.
Lower eyelid surgery can be performed in different ways.
- In the traditional approach, the incision is made below the eyelashes, repositing and/or trimming excess fat and skin and tightening the muscles of the lower eyelid.
- The use of HA, hyaluronic fillers, is a non-invasive method for the lower eyelids. Juvéderm, Restylane along other soft tissue fillers can be administered into the tear trough for rejuvenating the overall appearance of the under-eye area.
- The ‘skin pinch’ eyelid surgery removes only a small part of the skin. This is an effective method if you have a little extra skin and strong lower eyelid support. In some cases, laser resurfacing is used for removing wrinkles and tightening excess skin.
- In the transconjunctival method, a surgeon makes an incision inside the eyelid. The approach is effective in treating puffiness and lower eyelid bags. The surgeon can eliminate excess fat through this technique however not excess skin.