Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery – What is the Difference?


What is the difference between upper and lower eyelid surgery? Well, first of all upper eyelid surgery is also called upper blepharoplasty surgery, and what that does is it removes excess or drooping skin just over the eyelashes.

Also it removes fat that can potentially cause some puffiness in a particular area. And the tradeoff is a small scar that hides beautifully and is relatively unseen in our normal upper eyelid crease.

What a lower eyelid surgery is medically termed a lower blepharoplasty surgery. And what that does is it removes a very small amount of skin, just under the lower eyelashes, as well as any fat that can contribute to some puffiness our bags affecting the lower eyelid.

There are two ways that you hear about to do a lower blepharoplasty. One is removing a small amount of skin just under the eyelashes and we’re moving it to affect a skin tightening procedure as well as improve upon the fatty bags.


The second approach in medical terms is called a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty, and that works great for candidates who have bags affecting the lower eyelid contour or puffiness with very good overlying skin tone.


In those cases we can make an incision on the inner aspect of the lower lid, so there’s no external scar or incision, and we’re able to remove small fatty deposits that contribute to those bags or to that puffiness. If you are considering upper or lower eyelid surgery, call the office and schedule your free consultation.


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