Upper VS Lower Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is the name given to the procedure to remove excess skin from both the upper and lower eyelid, but it can also sometimes be separated as “upper blepharoplasty” and “lower blepharoplasty”. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin above the eye while lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin below the eye.
The purpose of upper blepharoplasty is to remove excess tissue on the upper eyelid to help with appearance and, in severe cases, to improve vision. Lower blepharoplasty focuses on treating drooping and puffy skin below the eyes. Removing this can help restore a youthful appearance and eliminate wrinkles around the lower eye area.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be interested in undergoing both upper and lower blepharoplasty. This could potentially increase the costs of the procedure.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
A candidate for blepharoplasty should be a healthy adult that has no existing eye conditions and ideally does not smoke.
For medical purposes, a good candidate would be someone that is currently experiencing vision-related issues as a result of excess skin above the eye. If their eyesight is being limited due to the sagging skin, then blepharoplasty is a quick and effective way to remove the excess tissue and improve the vision.
For cosmetic purposes, a good candidate would be someone who is looking to create a more youthful appearance, remove wrinkles and fine lines, and reduce the puffiness around the eyes. Since the procedure can also be combined with a brow lift, it’s a great procedure that can be used to reduce the effects of aging.