Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Upper or Lower Eyelid Surgery

62492164-xsDroopy eyelids or puffy under-eye bags can leave you looking constantly tired or older beyond your years. Fortunately, the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids can be improved with eyelid surgery. Melbourne plastic surgeon Allan Kalus offers many plastic surgery procedures, including upper and lower eyelid surgery to created a rejuvenated, rested, youthful appearance. In this blog post, you will learn about the difference between upper and lower eyelid surgery and how each procedure improves the appearance.


Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is beneficial for removing excess tissue and fat, which can cause the face to look old and tired, around the eyes. Some patients may require both upper and lower eyelid surgery, while others may wish to correct issues affecting only one of the two areas. In order to decide which treatment is suitable for you, or if both surgeries should be performed, it is best to discuss your desired results with a surgeon. Here is an overview to help you understand the difference between upper and lower eyelid surgery:

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery: Upper eyelid surgery, as the name suggests, focuses attention on correcting the upper eyelids. Excess fat and tissue can make the upper eyelids look puffy, droopy, and can create folds within the upper eyelids. In some cases, sagging eyelid tissue can impair vision. Upper eyelid surgery is useful for removing sagging, excess skin, and fat tissue from the upper eyelids, creating a refreshed appearance.
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery: Lower eyelid surgery targets the tissues under the eyes. If you suffer from large bags beneath the eyes, lower eyelid surgery can help. Lower eyelid surgery can also be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles along the bottom of the eyes. For some people, the lower eyelids may droop so much that the whites of the eyes may be exposed. Lower eyelid surgery can be used to tighten the skin of the lower eyes, correcting droopiness.


Candidate for Eyelid Surgery

Both upper and lower eyelid surgery is suitable for men and women. Though blepharoplasty is relatively minor plastic surgery, candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of blepharoplasty results. Candidates should be non-smokers, and free of eye conditions or medical conditions that may make healing difficult . Those who have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or eye conditions like detached retinas or glaucoma do not make good candidates. Candidates generally suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

  • Puffy eyelids
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Sagging of the eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Too much skin around the eyes
  • Impaired vision from excess eyelid tissue
  • Wrinkles around the eyes
Schedule a Consultation

Men and women are enjoying the benefits of blepharoplasty. Whether performed alone or paired, upper and lower eyelid surgery can provide a rested, youthful appearance. To find out if you’re a candidate or to discuss other treatment options, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalus today!