Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

Do I need Upper Eyelid, Lower Eyelid Surgery or Both?

There are many ways that you can fight the signs of advanced aging. One of them is to consider facial plastic surgery. This is particularly true when it comes to the eye area. The old cliche is that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but wrinkles around the eyes and sagging eyelids can make you look older on the outside than you truly feel within. The best way to address these issues effectively is to visit our  Melbourne plastic surgery  centre for cosmetic eyelid surgery.

About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is designed to address aesthetic problems with the upper or lower eyelids. This distinguishes it from the  facelift, which is performed predominantly to address the middle portion of the face. Only cosmetic eyelid surgery will be able to take care of that drooping, sagging, or puffy skin around your eyes, making you look refreshed and rejuvenated.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is performed to reduce the wrinkling and sagging of the upper eyelid. This is particularly important to consider if the upper eyelid droops so much that it blocks part of your vision. This surgery can also be performed to create a fold in the upper eyelid, an important consideration if the eyes are very narrow and the narrowness affects your vision.

The Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure

During this  Melbourne eyelid surgery, an incision will be made along the upper eyelid area, usually hidden in the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Excess skin from the upper eyelid will be removed and the remaining skin will be tightened, resulting in less sagging and wrinkling.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

The lower eyelid surgery is performed in order to reduce any puffiness or looseness of the lower eyelids. This is a great option to consider if you have bags under the eyes that make you look tired or haggard.

The Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure

During the lower eyelid surgery procedure, a small incision is made just below the eyelashes of the lower eyelid. Through this incision, excess tissue is removed and underlying structures are adjusted. Sometimes a little facial liposuction will be used, though this will be based on the surgeon’s discretion. The exact procedure you can discuss with our  plastic surgeon serving Melbourne.

Determining the Best Option for Your Needs

Generally patients will be able to tell what the best option for their needs will be when it comes to cosmetic eyelid surgery. That said, there are other options for  facial plastic surgery  that may prove quite effective if not more effective when it comes to overall facial rejuvenation. All options for facial enhancement and rejuvenation can be discussed in greater detail during your consultation. We will strive to ensure that you get the look that you’ve always wanted, whether that involves a single procedure or a combination of procedures.


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Learn More About Your Facial Plastic Surgery Options

If you would like more information about upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or your many other options for facial rejuvenation and enhancement,  contact our cosmetic surgery centres serving Melbournetoday. Our entire team looks forward to discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

Last updated: May 29, 2020
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Dr Richard Maxwell MBBS FRACS(Plas)
Mr. Richard Maxwell graduated in medicine from Monash University in Melbourne in 1981. He trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Alfred Hospital, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit in Melbourne. He completed his training in 1989, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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