As your skin ages, it may begin to lose its firmness and elasticity. When this affects your eyelids, it can create the appearance of puffiness or prominent under-eye bags, which can make you look older or constantly fatigued. This sagging skin around the eyes can occasionally hinder your peripheral vision.
A procedure known as blepharoplasty can eliminate this sagging skin, rejuvenating your facial appearance and potentially improving your field of sight. At Eos Rejuvenation, we offer two kinds of blepharoplasty, one focusing on the upper eyelid and the other on the lower eyelid.
Comparing Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
The best way to determine whether you need upper or lower eyelid surgery is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nima, who will look at your eyelids, discuss your aesthetic goals, and make a personal recommendation. Blepharoplasty is never a one-size-fits-all procedure, so at Eos Rejuvenation, we strive to deliver individualized treatment.
This procedure removes extra fat and skin from the upper eyelid, providing a more “open” appearance that can help you look more youthful and energized. Upper blepharoplasty may also improve your field of vision by eliminating any sagging or droopy skin obstructing your view.
By contrast, lower blepharoplasty is focused on removing excess skin underneath the eye, including the skin that causes the appearance of puffy bags. Lower blepharoplasty may also help to smooth over wrinkles and fine lines that exist under and around the eye. It is less effective for improving vision. A lower blepharoplasty is mainly used to remove the bags under your eyes. Through an internal eyelid incision, with no external scarring, Dr. Nima will re-position the fat pads under your eyes in order to smooth the transition between the eyelid and cheek.
Combining Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Depending on your anatomy and your goals, you may benefit from one type of blepharoplasty over the other. However, for many patients, the best option is to have both eyelid procedures performed at once. If you have loose, sagging skin both above and below your eyes, or if you have noticed deposits of fat forming all along your eyelids, you may get the best aesthetic results from having a comprehensive blepharoplasty procedure.
Certainly, if you are interested in having both lower and upper blepharoplasty performed, it makes sense to have both done simultaneously. Combining procedures minimizes costs, recovery times, and surgical risk while promoting natural-looking results.
Discover Your Options for Eyelid Rejuvenation in Beverly Hills
The eyelids may be a relatively small part of the body, yet they can have a significant impact on your overall physical appearance. Blepharoplasty offers long-lasting results, allowing you to look refreshed and revitalized.
To find out more about your options for eyelid surgery, reach out to the board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Nima, today. Schedule your consultation at Eos Rejuvenation in Beverly Hills by calling our office at (310) 772-2866.