What Are the Different Types of Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, can achieve multiple purposes depending on the technique used and the patient’s individual goals. Dr. Neal Goldberg, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, customizes each treatment plan to optimize the outcome, which begins with identifying the ideal method to achieve your desired outcome. The right type of eyelid surgery for you will depend on your concerns and anatomic characteristics. There are generally three types of eyelid surgery; they are:

Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery is designed to address excess skin and loose muscles that cause sagging of the eyelid. Skin laxity can also result in a person appearing older than their age, and this effect may even reduce visibility when the condition is severe.

Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery is intended to address excess tissue as well, including pockets of fat that can lead to under-eye bags. By removing some fat and modifying the location of the rest, eyes can appear more refreshed and youthful, as well as less tired.

Asian Eyelid Surgery (Double Eyelid Surgery)
Many people have what is called a monolid, where the upper eyelid lacks a central crease that creates a double eyelid effect. Surgery can be performed to address this cosmetic issue and create a crease.

Some patients may benefit from combining techniques, while others can get the results they want with a single approach. Talk to our medical team today to schedule a consultation and find out which eyelid treatment is right for you.