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Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

By Sheryl Pilcher on August 31, 2012

Upper vs. Lower Eyelid SurgeryAs you get older, it's common to experience a certain about of wrinkling and sagging around the eye area. In the case of sagging of the upper eyelid, the sagging can be so pronounced that it affects your vision. That's why we offer cosmetic eyelid surgery at our San Antonio plastic surgery practice. We'd like to take a moment right now to look at the basics of cosmetic eyelid surgery and compare the upper eyelid procedure to the lower eyelid procedure.

About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a facial rejuvenation procedure offered at our cosmetic plastic surgery practice in San Antonio in order to improve the overall appearance of eye area. It's ideal for reducing sagging and wrinkling of the eyelids themselves. (Note: Wrinkles around the eyes will best be addressed through facelift surgery and other surgical and non-surgical options.)

What is upper eyelid surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery is performed in order to reduce the sagging and drooping of the upper eyelid. It can also be performed in order to create a fold in the upper eyelid. (This latter type of surgery is sometimes common for those of Asian descent.)

How is upper eyelid surgery performed?

During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, excess skin tissue is removed. This San Antonio facial plastic surgery is especially good to consider when your eyelids droop so much that they result in vision impairment.

What is lower eyelid surgery?

Lower eyelid surgery targets bagginess, puffiness, and sagging of the lower eyelid area. This bagginess and puffiness can often leave patients looking tired and worried, which is why this lower surgery is so important to consider.

How is lower eyelid surgery performed?

During lower eyelid surgery, the San Antonio plastic surgeon will make an incision just under the lower eyelids. Through this incision, excess skin and tissue is removed. Sometimes a little facial liposuction is involved in order to achieve the best possible contouring.

The Eyelid Surgery Option That's Right for You

During your consultation at our practice, we will determine which of the available eyelid surgery options will be best suited to meet your needs. In general, you can tell which surgery will best meet your needs based on appearance.

That said, there may be other surgeries that are better suited to meet your needs. We mentioned that a facelift may be a more ideal option for other kinds of wrinkles around the eyes. In fact, combining multiple facial surgery option may be the best possible treatment option for you and all of your needs. We will discuss all of your treatment possibilities during your visit.

Learn More About Your Options for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

For more information about cosmetic eyelid surgery and all of your options for facial rejuvenation, contact our San Antonio cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team looks forward to your visit and helping you make the best decision about your appearance.

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San Antonio, TX 78258

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