Upper Eyelid Surgery and What You Need to Know

There are several types of surgery that can be performed in the eye area to enhance your appearance. Two of the most common of these involves surgical alteration to the upper eyelids. One is double eyelid surgery and the other is commonly referred to as an eyelid lift.

The double procedure is performed on those who do not have a visible upper eyelid. In these individuals, often of Asian heritage, the skin from the upper lash line to the eyebrow is full and smooth. There may be minor creases, but there is no obvious upper eyelid. Surgery can be done to create a crease for an apparent, functioning upper eyelid.

An eyelid lift addresses sagging, aging skin that frequently occurs beneath the eyebrows. As you age, fat tissue can accumulate in this area. Loss of collagen over time means that skin loses its elasticity and can longer hold tissue firmly in place. This can result in drooping skin that may cover a portion of the upper eyelid. Surgery can remove the excess fat and tissue while tightening remaining skin for a smoother, more alert appearance that is younger and more wide-eyed.

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