Upper Eyelid Surgery, Lower Eyelid Surgery—or Both?

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Upper Eyelid Surgery, Lower Eyelid Surgery—or Both?

There are two types of eyelid surgery, but how do you know if you need upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery—or both? It all starts with a consultation with Dr. Sudeep Roy at RefinedMD. Droopy eyelids are a major complaint for a lot of people, especially when it interferes with your vision. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can help you look years younger and even correct your vision in some cases. Since eyes are often the first place to show signs of aging (thanks to thin skin that is highly mobile), it’s no surprise that eyelid surgery is such a popular request.

Upper or Lower Eyelid Surgery

Both upper and lower eyelid surgery remove excess skin and sometimes fat from the eye area. Sometimes muscle is removed or addressed, too. However, every patient is unique, which means every eyelid surgery is unique. Some patients have sagging eyelids and only need upper eyelid surgery. Others are concerned with undereye bags and puffiness, and benefit from lower eyelid surgery. A lot of people have concerns with both upper and lower eyelids.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery have drooping, sagging skin around the eyes. This is a common sign of aging, but can also be exacerbated by other conditions like edema, eye allergies, or puffy eyes. Additional considerations when considering eyelid surgery include looking at whether a patient has dry eye issues, diabetes, or thyroid disease.

If you are a good candidate for either (or both!) types of eyelid surgery, the procedure itself is relatively fast. Incisions are easily hidden in the eyelid creases for upper eyelid surgery or just below the lash line for lower eyelid surgery. Sometimes, incisions can even be made inside the eyelid. The recovery period is also quick since the eye area tends to heal quickly.

Take the Next Step – Schedule A Consultation

However, the first step in determining which type of blepharoplasty is right for you starts with meeting Dr. Roy. You can discuss your concerns, your goals, and work together to formulate a treatment plan. The eyes are the first place a person looks when meeting someone, so it’s understandable that you want the “windows to your soul” to reflect your real self. Schedule your RefinedMD consultation with Dr. Roy today by calling (408) 688-2082.