As facial aging occurs around the eyes and upper face, it’s common to develop a tired, stressed, and worn-down look that doesn’t go away with a good night’s sleep. When eyelid laxity becomes severe enough, it can even limit peripheral vision. These concerns are difficult to treat without surgery.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can help create a sharper, more defined eyelid area to restore a youthful and alert-looking appearance.
Our talented team can help you achieve a more refreshed, natural result with this transformative procedure.
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What Is Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. It involves reshaping or removing excess skin, fat, or muscle to address the typical signs of aging affecting the eyes and surrounding skin.
What Can Blepharoplasty Achieve?
Blepharoplasty is performed for men and women to address upper and lower eyelid laxity.
Specifically, upper blepharoplasty addresses:
- Excess skin on the upper eyelids
- Sagging or drooping upper eyelids
- Hooded eyelids
- Vision obstruction due to excessive upper eyelid skin
- A tired or aged appearance caused by the above concerns
Conversely, lower blepharoplasty aims to rejuvenate the lower eyelids by addressing several concerns, including:
- Puffiness or bags under the eyes
- Excess skin, creases, and wrinkles in the lower eyelid area
- Fat deposits that create a bulging or tired appearance
- Deep tear troughs and under-eye dark circles
- Lower eyelid laxity or sagging
Combining these two techniques allows patients to achieve symmetrical and comprehensive rejuvenation of the entire eye area.
Am I a Candidate for Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
If you struggle with drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, or fatty deposits that make eyes look puffy or wrinkles under the eyes, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
Ideal candidates are:
- In good health
- Realistic in their expectations of their results
Depending on your individual needs, you may not need both upper and lower blepharoplasty. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Tolomeo will evaluate your concerns and help determine the best treatment.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Tolomeo for My Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Pasquale Tolomeo has the rare distinction of being triple board-certified in cosmetic surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. With expertise in the latest surgical techniques, he can skillfully enhance your overall facial appearance, resulting in a more youthful look.
During your consultation, we collaborate closely with patients, taking the time to understand their goals and plan surgical procedures accordingly. Further, we prioritize patient safety and excel at educating patients and making them feel comfortable throughout their journey.
Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Cosmetic Surgeries?
Upper and lower eyelid surgery addresses the upper third of the face. Since facial aging often occurs simultaneously across the upper and lower face, many patients combine their eyelid surgery with facelift and neck lift surgery to maintain a balanced appearance. Some patients also choose to add facial implants to their facial rejuvenation procedure.
What Is Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty Recovery Like?
Following upper and lower blepharoplasty, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eye area. These are temporary side effects that tend to resolve within a few days.
To optimize healing and facilitate a quicker recovery, use cold compresses and elevate your head when lying down. Most patients can return to most regular routines within a week but should avoid strenuous activities for at least two weeks.